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Published On: Wed, Jan 15th, 2014

Husband and family of Marlise Munoz file lawsuit to end brain dead woman’s life support, would kill her unborn child

A Texas family is battling a Texas hospital over end of life decisions.

Marlise Munoz collapsed in her home last November from an apparent blood clot in her lungs when she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child.

Her husband, Erick Munoz and other family members have asked the John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth to remove Marlise from life support after they were told she was “brain dead.”

The decision to end life support would also end her unborn baby’s life.

John Peter Smith Hospital officials have refused to follow the family’s request, citing a Texas law that prohibits hospitals from removing life support from pregnant women.

Erick Munoz is filing suit as the hospital is standing firm.

“We feel great compassion for the family of Marlise Munoz and her pre-born baby. No one ever wants to be in their difficult and tragic situation,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Marlise wanted this baby, and as long as there is a chance that he or she can be saved, we support John Peter Smith Hospital in their bid to follow the law and protect this baby’s life.”

There are many cases where babies have survived after the mothers have experienced similar situations to that of Marlise Munoz. There is a very strong possibility that Marlise’s baby could survive.

 

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  1. Pregnant Texas woman Marlise Munoz removed from life support after judicial ruling - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Erick and other family members and other family members have asked the John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth to remove Marlise from life sup….” […]

  2. Husband of pregnant woman on life support sues hospital – USA TODAY | Rss News Desk | Daily News Magazine says:

    […] Post to …Family seeks to take pregnant brain-dead Texas woman off ventilatorCNNHusband and family of Marlise Munoz file lawsuit to end brain dead woman's life …The Global DispatchHusband of pregnant, brain dead Texas woman sues hospitalFox […]

  3. Husband of pregnant woman on life support sues hospital – USA TODAY | Amazing News says:

    […] Texas woman off ventilatorCNNHusband of pregnant, brain dead Texas woman sues hospitalFox NewsHusband and family of Marlise Munoz file lawsuit to end brain dead woman's life …The Global DispatchUPI.com -Laboratory Equipment -Amarillo.com (blog)all 260 news […]

  4. Gino says:

    I pray this baby makes it to full term and birth. The husband and family should have no say so in this matter whatsoever. It’s obvious they are the ones who are brain dead. They are asking the hospital to commit murder. This baby deserves a chance for life, health and happiness in Christ Jesus.

  5. Husband of pregnant woman on life support sues hospital – USA TODAY | emedicalnews.net says:

    […] Texas woman off ventilatorCNNPregnant, brain-dead woman's husband sues hospitalNewsdayHusband and family of Marlise Munoz file lawsuit to end brain dead woman's life …The Global DispatchUPI.com -Laboratory Equipmentall 261 news […]

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