Considering the Case of Haleigh Poutre

Governor Mitt Romney has launched an independent review of how the state has handled the case of Haleigh Poutre. The 11-year-old Westfield girl has been in a coma since September, after suffering a beating.

The Department of Social Services went to court to remove Poutre from the respirator. She's been breathing on her own since last week and remains on a feeding tube.

For a look at questions raised by the case, Bob Oakes speaks with Eli Neuberger, who teaches at Harvard Medical School. He's founder and former medical director of the Child Protection Team at Children's Hospital in Boston.

This program aired on January 24, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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