Goodbye, Emilio

If you've been following the fate of baby Emilio Gonzales, it's over now. He passed away on Saturday, with his mother and other relatives surrounding him.

The next court hearing was scheduled for May 30, so there was never a final decision on whether he could be disconnected from life support. I suspect that is what the people involved probably wanted to happen. No one seemed to be in any great hurry to reach a resolution.

This story has, if nothing else, exposed to public view a Texas law that seriously needs to be re-thought. I don't have an answer, but there must be a better way to resolve situations like this one.

Rest in peace, Emilio. Now you are home.

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