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Court allows Grace Lee's removal from life support

Sungeun Grace Lee has terminal brain cancer and her doctors at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset say she has repeatedly expressed desire to be removed from the ventilator, which would end her life. Her parents, Man Ho and Jin Ah Lee, devout Christians, have gone to court to seek a restraining order. Videojournalist: Jim Staubitser (Oct. 4, 2012)

A state appellate court Friday cleared the way for a Long Island hospital to take a terminally ill woman off life support -- if she chooses to go against the wishes of her deeply religious parents.

The Appellate Division in Brooklyn denied a petition by Sungeun Grace Lee's parents to continue a restraining order that had prevented hospital officials from removing her from a ventilator.


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