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Canada's Supreme Court rules doctors cannot take man off life support

Canada's Supreme Court rules that doctors cannot take a man off life support without the consent of his family. Hassan Rasouli has been in a coma since 2010. For religious reasons, his wife has objected to the doctors' decision that her husband's life support should be withdrawn. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PARICHEHR SALASEL, WIFE OF HASSAN RASOULI, SAYING: "100 percent he's there, he is there for me." Rasouli's daughter had this to say:system.scripts. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MOJGAN RASOULI, DAUGHTER OF HASSAN RASOULI, SAYING: "Patients, families, feelings -- everything is different so I think we need these kinds of decisions to give people the choice." The Supreme Court ruled narrowly under the Ontario law, known as the Health Care Consent Act, that doctors could not withdraw life support unilaterally, but that they may do so with the backing of a special panel. As of now, Rasouli's doctors have opted not to seek the advice of a provincial board

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