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Old October 27 2013, 06:09 PM   #975
Makarov
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

DigificWriter wrote: View Post
Tuvix was an aberration - a sentient aberration, but an aberration nonetheless - and Janeway essentially exercised her right as Tuvok and Neelix's 'legal surrogate' (which, as their Captain, she was by default) to make a choice that they themselves couldn't make, just as a person's 'legal surrogate' would decide whether to put said person on life support or remove said person from life support or to authorize surgery that might correct an aberration in said person's body or brain that might allow them to survive and live a normal life following severe injury.
Yeah but correct me if I'm wrong, I think if the patient says "I don't want this surgery." or "Keep me on life support" then I don't think the legal surrogate has the right to decide.
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