US Judge Orders Pregnant Woman Taken Off Life-support

US Judge Orders Pregnant Woman Taken Off Life-support

Via AFP:

A US judge ordered a Texas hospital Friday to pull the plug on a brain-dead, pregnant woman it had kept on life support against the family's wishes.

Texas is among 12 US states that have adopted strict laws requiring that a woman be kept alive if pregnant, regardless of the stage of her pregnancy.

The grieving husband and parents of Marlise Munoz -- who was declared brain dead on November 28 when she was just 14 weeks pregnant -- had been fighting to abide by what they said were her stated wishes and have her taken off the respirator.

But John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth refus...

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