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Haleigh Poutre

Haleigh Poutre and the Sanctity of Life

November 20, 2008

Two years ago on these pages, I followed the remarkable story here in Massachusetts of young Haleigh Poutre.  A victim of abuse, she ended up on a feeding tube and breathing machine.  Doctors diagnosed her as being in a persistent vegetative state, and unable to recover.  The state wanted to bring murder charges against her [...]

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This is disgusting on so many levels

November 6, 2005

The Boston Globe has a story today about a young 11 year-old girl, Haleigh Poutre, who is on a breathing machine and a feeding tube. Her step-father is accused of nearly beating her to death, and her brain is likely permanently damaged. What has happened, however, is that the state has taken legal custody of [...]

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