Pulling the plug on veggie kids: When is it OK?

My lede:

For nearly two decades, the medical and legal consensus has been that it is permissable to withdraw life-sustaining artificial hydration and nutrition from adult patients in a persistent vegetative state. But should that standard apply to children, too?

Yes, it should, but only if their parents agree, according to a new position statement issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Bioethics and published in the August Pediatrics.

The whole shebang.