Terri Schiavo's Family Joins Fight to Keep Brain Dead Teen on Life Support
The family of Terri Schiavo has joined with the family of a brain dead teenage girl to continue the fight to keep her on life support.
Jahi McMath, 13, has been declared legally dead by doctors at Children's Hospital Oakland, as well as by an independent doctor brought in by a court.
McMath underwent tonsil surgery on Dec. 9, but was declared brain dead three days later after complications.
The family, along with Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, is trying to have Jahi transferred to a new facility. A judge gave the family until Jan. 7 to find a new facility, extending the previous deadline of Monday.
The hospital says it has not been contacted by any other facility to have McMath moved. The hospital has continually referred to McMath as being "deceased," but the family maintains that they have seen small signs of life.
Patti Ann Browne discussed the complex situation with former prosecutor Dan Schorr and defense attorney Dwane Cates on America's Newsroom.
Watch the discussion above.