Texas Hospital Still Fighting to Let Patient Die


(ChurchMilitant.com) - In the ongoing case of Christopher Dunn, a patient refused life-sustaining treatment by a Texas hospital, justice has been upheld — for the time being. Nearly two months ago, Chris (46) was admitted into Houston Methodist Hospital because he was coughing up blood. Doctors found spots on his liver and pancreas. He has been on a breathing tube and is frequently put under heavy sedation.

On Friday, November 13, a panel of administrators and doctors at the hospital notified Chris' mother that in 10 days they would be withdrawing him from all life-sustaining treatment. Chris' doctor, Adita Uppalapati, had determined that further treatment was futile. Effectively, they were giving Chris until Thanksgiving to live. CONTINUE