Skip to comments.Breaking News: Judge orders Texas hospital to remove life support from brain-dead pregnant woman.
Posted on 01/24/2014 2:36:50 PM PST by EDINVA
Breaking News: Judge orders Texas hospital to remove life support from brain-dead pregnant woman.
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Must have found a leftist Austin judge.
Judge is ordering murder
Oh I see. Judges are now God. Where is THAT in the Constitution?
I feel like I did about Terri when her “husband” had her murdered....
as though she was my own daughter being murdered..
but in this case there is a little baby..an innocent also being slaughtered..
plenty of them probably
Wendy Davis wins....
Who says filibuster and bluster don’t work?
Texas, this is the slippery slope into a cesspool of “blue”. They let it happen in Virginia.
Time to cowboy up.
Special place in hell for the “father” and the “Judge”.
I am sick over this. I can only pray that this baby is brain dead as well and had no chance anyways. I can only hope God takes it before the hospital is forced to turn off the machines. God help us all!
I couldn’t see any details form the link. Do they mention that if they kept her alive that the baby might survive?
I feel like I did about Terri when her husband had her murdered....
as though she was my own daughter being murdered..
but in this case there is a little baby..an innocent also being slaughtered..”
Me too..this is heart breaking. God forgive what we have become.
Why he wants to kill the baby is beyond me. Maybe he never really wanted a baby in the first place, but that isn’t it because other people have said they will take the baby even if it is disabled.
FORT WORTH A Texas judge ordered life support removed from a pregnant Haltom City woman who has been kept alive at John Peter Smith Hospital against the wishes of her family.
State District Judge R. H. Wallace ordered the county-owned hospital to discontinue providing life-sustaining measures to Marlise Muñoz, 33, who has been hospitalized since just before Thanksgiving after she was stricken by a pulmonary embolism when she was 14 weeks pregnant.
The family went to court earlier today seeking to have that life support be removed after the county hospital refused to do so. Wallace ordered that life support be removed by 5 p.m. Monday.
Pregnant...oh, it can’t be Wendy Davis then...
who would this baby have grown up to be?
Hope the governor issues a pardon to the condemned mother and child. The trial was a railroad job.
Can this order be overruled?
The ruling JUST broke. Other stories indicated that there was testimony about the baby’s development since the mother’s stroke, and about families willing to adopt the baby regardless of any developmental issues.
The judge apparently is just going with the right of the next of kin to make these decisions unless there is documentation that the patient would have wanted otherwise.
A gift from God. Just like its mother.
Yeah I couldn’t find any details either and got a “404” error which I clicked the link to the story.
This is a heartbreaking case. Given the condition of the mother, I do not think the baby is alive. I can see holding on until the child could safely be delivered by C-section, but that could have been done earlier.
Is it known if the baby is alive and growing?
“Must have found a leftist Austin judge.”
Does Austin have any other kind?
At the link there is another link. Apparently the child has hydrocephalus and deformed lower extremities.
the baby is alive.
I certainly expect critcism for this. but it is my understanding that any quality of life for the baby was indeed marginal and the Texas law was hardly absolute with respect to circumstances such as this one.
According to the link, the baby has brain and heart damage among other things and the doctors believe it is not viable.
To keep a woman's body alive solely to serve as an incubator is, in my opinion, wrong. If God wanted the woman and her child to survive, he would have arranged that. In this case, I'm thinkin’ God had other plans.
Please note: this comes from a pro-life Catholic.
I am for keeping the woman on life support until the baby is born.
Regardless of what the childs outcome may or may not be, I agree with the law that over rides the family wishes for the sake of the unborn.
There were questions raised about the baby’s development. Certainly s/he is alive and growing. The questions are about development retardation, etc.
There are, however, families who have offered to adopt the baby regardless of physical or mental issues that might have arisen under these circumstances.
This is heart breaking. I wouldn’t want to be in the fathers or the judges shoes when judgment time comes.
Hydrocephalus can be addressed medically, and so can problems with the legs and feet. Dead is just dead.
Mom and child dies.
The abortion freaks call that a two-fer
So much so that I understand the sex was almost impossible to tell.
I absolutely don’t understand the father, unless he just didn’t want the baby to begin with. It seems to me from my limited perspective, a father would want his child conceived by him and his beloved wife.
The judge probably took the out of going with the wishes of the patient’s next of kin.(mother in this case, not even recognizing the baby)
I totally agree the woman is dead and should be taken off the machine but I do have one question, just how does Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. propose to keep the baby alive? Oh, never mind, it's not a real live human being but merely a burdensome blob of cells. Here's what 14-15 weeks is -
BTW, he's one of Perry's appointments - http://tcgop.org/gov-perry-appoints-wallace-as-judge-of-the-96th-district-court/.
District Judge, 96th Judicial District: 4 Year Term Expires 2016
R. H. Wallace, Jr. (Republican)
Tarrant County Justice Center, 7th Floor
401 West Belknap Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76196-0223
817-884-1450 Fax: 817-884-1561
The husband and wife had talked about neither one wanting to live in a vegetative state. At what point does what the hospital thinks trump what the next of kin, the husband and father, knows what the patient wants? Both husband and wife were paramedics, so I'm sure they saw a fair share of death. That is likely what prompted their discussion.
Prayers for all involved. The judge made the right call.
The child deserves a chance at life. The judge’s decision is wrong. Wait just a little time and see how the child makes out. I hope the hospital appeals this bum’s decision.
I think they wanted the child killed even before they were aware of that.
Not that I would ever agree to kill a child that had any handicap that was seen in the womb, just saying I believe they wanted this child dead even before they supposedly knew this.
Very strange that the attitude apparently was never like this....we lost our daughter, wife etc and now we want her to live on in her child or something like that/
I cant get my mind around the way they are thinking, obviously they are not Christian or pro life
The details from the local news stations are grim. The lawyers for the family revealed earlier in the week tests showed the baby’s lower limbs were deformed to the point gender could not be determined. Additional, tests revealed a heart deformity and hydrocephalus.
in your opinion
Not at 14 weeks; but in another couple of weeks (from now) the baby would be viable.
I agree, especially about why a father would not want the baby or at least not want the baby to live with adoptive parent.
This is Terri all over again. The hino claims she wouldn't want to live yet can't produce a legal document attesting to that. Makes you wonder just how this woman had her accident since he wants the child dead asap, too.
We know he was the husband but I wonder if anyone has asked if he was the father. I’ve thought from the beginning that might be at the root of all this.
The baby is now about 22 weeks; close to viability