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Published On: Mon, Jan 27th, 2014

Pregnant Texas woman Marlise Munoz removed from life support after judicial ruling

The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman says she has been removed from life support following a judge’s ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.
 
A statement sent by lawyers for the husband of Marlise Munoz on Sunday afternoon says she was disconnected from life support about 11:30 a.m.
 
The statement also noted that her body was released to her husband, Erick Munoz, and that the family is now looking to lay her to rest.

Erick and other family members 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 which is in contradiction to a Texas law and the hospital refused to comply.
 
A judge had given John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth hospital until 5 p.m. Monday to comply with his ruling to remove Marlise Munoz from life support.
 
J.R. Labbe, a hospital spokeswoman, issued a statement earlier Sunday saying the hospital would follow the order.

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