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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    She was 14 weeks when this first happened - only now is she 20 weeks.

    SHE made the choice and decided she didn't want to be on life support. They should not have the right to alter HER decision on this.

    Respect the final wishes of the deceased when it comes to their actual body, please.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    This makes my head hurt. I can't wrap my head around how this can be legally allowed. To force a woman to carry full term is taking away her right to choose. But then she's dead, so she can't choose anyway.
    To me, this issue revolves around her stated wishes not to be on life support, and also that of her husband's, who is supportive of her stated wishes, prior to her death.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    This is one of the creepiest things I've ever seen. A freaking zombie incubating a fetus that could be severely damaged already. Reality really is stranger than fiction... I sincerely hope for a miracle and that the baby will be okay. The odds are so not good, tho...
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Like the little girl who's still on life support after an operation resulting in brain death I can only call this grotesque.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To me, this issue revolves around her stated wishes not to be on life support, and also that of her husband's, who is supportive of her stated wishes, prior to her death.
    Agreed, but I have to ask myself, would she be so willing to have the plug pulled if she knew it would kill her baby? I'd bet money she'd rethink her wishes, if for no other reason than to let the baby live.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Agreed, but I have to ask myself, would she be so willing to have the plug pulled if she knew it would kill her baby? I'd bet money she'd rethink her wishes, if for no other reason than to let the baby live.
    I really have no way of knowing, From what I understand, she and her husband were both paramedics (I could be wrong- it's just what someone told me a few days ago). If that is the case, I'm not really too convinced in assuming that her wishes would be life on a ventilator for months, would depend on the life of the baby. There is no way that I can really say what I would want, myself, but I tend to think I'd rather my baby die along with me, than to leave it up to chance on what kind of life it would have without its mother. But that's probably just me.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Not unheard of... certainly doesn't happen very often... not insane.

    The mom's dead, the kid isn't. You can't save the mom. You have no reason whatsoever to kill the kid. Makes sense.

    Hospital is only "refusing" to break the law.
    But is there no respect for the dead woman?

    hold on, if the story claims the woman is "dead" why is the baby still alive?
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    To me, this issue revolves around her stated wishes not to be on life support, and also that of her husband's, who is supportive of her stated wishes, prior to her death.
    If that is her husband's wish then it should be respected.

    It wasn't that long ago that if a pregnant woman died, that was it for the fetus (99 times out of 100 anyway). That's the natural order of things. Keeping her alive here and now is what's really against natural law.


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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Not unheard of... certainly doesn't happen very often... not insane.

    The mom's dead, the kid isn't. You can't save the mom. You have no reason whatsoever to kill the kid. Makes sense.

    Hospital is only "refusing" to break the law.
    That law should change then. It's ridiculous that against her wishes, her husband's wishes, and her family's wishes that she would be kept alive. The natural, some might say "intended by God" thing to do would be to let her die. People die. Pregnant women die. Sorry if that's an unpleasant news flash. I'm very sorry that the fetus dies also, but that is the way of the natural world.


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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Doesn't seem insane to me - but then we never know the entire story when these things come up.

    If the developing child is healthy and can be brought to term, it seems logical to me to do so. I have to say, and all people are different, but if it was my pregnant wife who died in this manner, I'd desperately want the child to survive if he/she could to help honour and remember the woman I loved.

    Personally, I think it's insanity that the husband wouldn't want to do everything possible to save the child - unless, of course, he didn't want it in the first place.
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