Monday, April 23, 2012

Is There Life After Brain Death?

A shocking article (click here) in today's Chicago Tribune described a mother whose newborn baby was found alive in an Argentine morgue 12 hours after being declared dead. According to the report:

. . . Doctors told Analia Bouter that her baby was stillborn when she gave birth in Argentina's northern Chaco province on April 3. But when she and her husband pried open the coffin inside the refrigerated morgue, they found the baby breathing.

The story left me overjoyed, but nonetheless shivering with an almost existential chill.