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October 29, 2021

Alta Fixsler, a 2-year-old Jewish girl, taken off life support in UK despite parents’ wishes

By Cnaan Liphshiz

(JTA) — A 2-year-old Jewish girl died in the United Kingdom Monday after she was taken off life support despite her parents’ objections.

Alta Fixsler of Manchester, England, had serious natal complications that made her dependent on life support from birth. When medical authorities at the hospital where she was treated wanted to take her off life support, her parents, both haredi Orthodox Jews, took the medical authorities to court, claiming that taking the child off life sup...

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