Judge orders end to life-support for pregnant brain-dead woman

www.csmonitor.com Published: January 25, 2014
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In the latest turn in a tragic case involving end-of-life treatment, state laws designed to protect unborn children, and the wishes of families, a judge in Texas has ordered an end to life-support procedures for a pregnant woman medical authorities have declared to be ‘brain-dead.’

In his ruling Friday, Judge R.H. Wallace told John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth that it had until 5 p.m. Monday to remove the ventilator and other devices from the body of Marlise Muñoz.

This is what Mrs. Muñoz’s husband and other family members have been seeking.

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