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Debate Over Brain Death Continues

ROME, MARCH 2, 2008 ( While brain death has been accepted as death legally, from an ethical and ecclesial perspective, the debate is still open, says Professor Roberto de Mattei.

De Mattei affirmed this Wednesday during the release of the Italian edition of "Finis Vitae: Is Brain Death Still Life," a book he edited that compiles essays considering the issue of brain death from legal, medical, philosophical and sociological perspectives.

The book was published by the Council for Research, not an ecclesiastical body, but an Italian public organization focusing on the area of scientific research. They released the English edition in 2006.

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