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Breaking News: Judge orders Texas hospital to remove life support from brain-dead pregnant woman.
Fox News ^ | 01-24-2014 | Fox News

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; lifesupport; tx
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1 posted on 01/24/2014 2:36:50 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Must have found a leftist Austin judge.


2 posted on 01/24/2014 2:37:33 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Judge is ordering murder


3 posted on 01/24/2014 2:40:36 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EDINVA

Oh I see. Judges are now God. Where is THAT in the Constitution?


4 posted on 01/24/2014 2:40:40 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: fwdude; EDINVA

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..


5 posted on 01/24/2014 2:40:45 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: fwdude

plenty of them probably


6 posted on 01/24/2014 2:41:04 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: EDINVA

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.


7 posted on 01/24/2014 2:41:20 PM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: EDINVA

Special place in hell for the “father” and the “Judge”.


8 posted on 01/24/2014 2:41:34 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: fwdude

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!


9 posted on 01/24/2014 2:42:37 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: EDINVA

I couldn’t see any details form the link. Do they mention that if they kept her alive that the baby might survive?


10 posted on 01/24/2014 2:43:06 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Tennessee Nana


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.


11 posted on 01/24/2014 2:43:08 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: EDINVA

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.


12 posted on 01/24/2014 2:43:11 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: EDINVA

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.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/01/24/5511776/fetus-in-munoz-case-is-not-viable.html#storylink=cpy


13 posted on 01/24/2014 2:43:31 PM PST by deport
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To: EDINVA

Pregnant...oh, it can’t be Wendy Davis then...


14 posted on 01/24/2014 2:45:42 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: EDINVA

who would this baby have grown up to be?


15 posted on 01/24/2014 2:46:16 PM PST by MNDude
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To: deport

Hope the governor issues a pardon to the condemned mother and child. The trial was a railroad job.


16 posted on 01/24/2014 2:47:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: EDINVA

Can this order be overruled?


17 posted on 01/24/2014 2:47:22 PM PST by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Karl Spooner

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.


18 posted on 01/24/2014 2:47:49 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: MNDude

A gift from God. Just like its mother.


19 posted on 01/24/2014 2:48:14 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Karl Spooner

Yeah I couldn’t find any details either and got a “404” error which I clicked the link to the story.


20 posted on 01/24/2014 2:48:32 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: EDINVA

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.


21 posted on 01/24/2014 2:48:41 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: EDINVA

Is it known if the baby is alive and growing?


22 posted on 01/24/2014 2:49:20 PM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: fwdude

“Must have found a leftist Austin judge.”

Does Austin have any other kind?


23 posted on 01/24/2014 2:50:28 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: tioga

At the link there is another link. Apparently the child has hydrocephalus and deformed lower extremities.


24 posted on 01/24/2014 2:51:00 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: tioga

the baby is alive.


25 posted on 01/24/2014 2:51:59 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: EDINVA

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.


26 posted on 01/24/2014 2:52:03 PM PST by yetidog
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To: Karl Spooner

According to the link, the baby has brain and heart damage among other things and the doctors believe it is not viable.


27 posted on 01/24/2014 2:53:15 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: deport
Sometimes, mans’ wishes try to get in the way of God's plans. I see that the mother had a pulmonary embolism when she was approximately 3.5 mos pregnant. Has anyone thought that maybe God was making that call? And then Man, in his infinite (not) wisdom, decided to try and overrule God?

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.

28 posted on 01/24/2014 2:54:15 PM PST by blu
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To: EDINVA

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.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 2:54:33 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: tioga

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.


30 posted on 01/24/2014 2:55:23 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: EDINVA

This is heart breaking. I wouldn’t want to be in the fathers or the judges shoes when judgment time comes.


31 posted on 01/24/2014 2:56:21 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: MrEdd
Well if it's going to die anyway, why would hey have to kill it?

Hydrocephalus can be addressed medically, and so can problems with the legs and feet. Dead is just dead.

32 posted on 01/24/2014 2:56:37 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Oh and Su-Chin was there, and she was like, "Hi babies have fingernails." Fingernails!" - Juno)
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To: EDINVA

Mom and child dies.

The abortion freaks call that a two-fer


33 posted on 01/24/2014 2:57:53 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: informavoracious
Apparently the child has hydrocephalus and deformed lower extremities.

So much so that I understand the sex was almost impossible to tell.

34 posted on 01/24/2014 2:57:57 PM PST by mupcat
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To: jazusamo

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)


35 posted on 01/24/2014 3:00:34 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: EDINVA
The headline is there but I'm getting a page not found. Here's another link if anyone needs it - http://www.kvue.com/news/national/241770051.html?ref=next

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/.

36 posted on 01/24/2014 3:01:05 PM PST by bgill
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To: fwdude
I don't know his political bent but he's a republican. He was
originally appointed bu Gov. Perry in 2010

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

http://tarrantcountypolitics.com/elected-officials-currently-serving-tarrant-county/

37 posted on 01/24/2014 3:02:18 PM PST by deport
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To: tioga
Tests have shown that the fetus is abnormal, with water on the brain being only one of the issues. A doctor, in the local news story link posted above, states that the fetus is not viable.

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.

38 posted on 01/24/2014 3:03:17 PM PST by blu
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To: EDINVA

Prayers for all involved. The judge made the right call.


39 posted on 01/24/2014 3:03:35 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: EDINVA

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.


40 posted on 01/24/2014 3:04:30 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: mupcat

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


41 posted on 01/24/2014 3:04:36 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Karl Spooner

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.


42 posted on 01/24/2014 3:06:15 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Drango

in your opinion


43 posted on 01/24/2014 3:06:36 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: EDINVA
According to ABC Radio News, the fetus has deformities as a result of the mother's coma; thus, sustainability of life after birth was probably negligible.
44 posted on 01/24/2014 3:07:30 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: The Great RJ

Not at 14 weeks; but in another couple of weeks (from now) the baby would be viable.


45 posted on 01/24/2014 3:09:23 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: EDINVA

I agree, especially about why a father would not want the baby or at least not want the baby to live with adoptive parent.


46 posted on 01/24/2014 3:09:53 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: EDINVA
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.

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.

47 posted on 01/24/2014 3:09:57 PM PST by bgill
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"The fetus has hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, a possible heart condition, and “lower extremities that deformed to the extent that the gender cannot be determined,” lawyers representing Munoz’s husband announced Wednesday evening."

hydrocephalus


48 posted on 01/24/2014 3:10:57 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

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.


49 posted on 01/24/2014 3:11:19 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

The baby is now about 22 weeks; close to viability


50 posted on 01/24/2014 3:12:39 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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