Mellissa's Argument Analysis

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Mellissa’s argument is that they should pull the plug on Mathew. Mellissa believes that Mathew’s body is what makes up Mathew and feels that since he can no longer function Mathew is gone for good. For example Mellissa states “Since his brain is gone, he is gone. I don't think we can help by keeping his body alive." Mellissa views Mathew’s dilemma in a scientific way. The medical charts point to the fact that he will never be functional again so in her mind Mathew is already gone. If Mellissa was the only person deciding Mathews treatment she would pull the plug because she believes in the physical facts, and they show that Mathew is gone and there is no hope of him coming
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