The child is two weeks away from being born by caesarean section, what a tragedy it would be if it were killed so close to being born
Everyone is suffering in this case. Texas has a very sensible law that respects the right of the unborn child to be born even if it means that the mother must be kept on life support until the 24th week.
We learned from the Terry Schiava case that judges are willing to order the death of a wife at the request of the husband, but this case is different because of the Texas law.
Hearing regarding brain-dead pregnant woman on life support set for Friday, January 24.
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 10:04 PM CST Updated: Jan 21, 2014 10:04 PM CST
A hearing is now set for Friday in the case of the pregnant woman being kept alive on life support against her family’s wishes.
Marlise Munoz has been on life support at John Peter Smith Hospital since Thanksgiving. At the time, she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child.
The family says that doctors told them they believe she suffered a pulmonary embolism and that she’s brain-dead.
The family asked to have her removed from life support, but the hospital refused, citing a state law requiring it to keep pregnant women on life support until the fetus becomes viable — roughly at 24 weeks.
Munoz is now 22 weeks pregnant.
Munoz’s family sued JPS last week, challenging that law.
The judge on Friday will hear arguments and consider removing the 33-year-old from life support.