It is freaky. I know babies bond with and connect to the mother in the womb. They grow to recognize her voice.
I would think that a healthy cognitive and emotional development of the baby would need a living mother. It seems like this could create risk of learning disabilities and mental illnesses...
i agree there are many concerns
but i simply cant see how RvW is ignored along with the woman rights, HUSBANDS rights and family wishes. Theres no logic that will ever make sense to do that.
the mom is unable, the law is RvW it "should" be the husbands decision and thats that.
the texas law should never have existed and im glad its being challenged
You're taking the position that the baby would want to develope inside of the woman's dead body, and that is ridiculous. This man knew his wife's wish. She didn't want to be put on life support, and the hospital did it anyway.
This guy didn't want to be in the position of "pulling the plug," which would directly cause the death of his wife. He and his wife thought it was best to die naturally. Do you totally lack empathy and understanding of that fact?
Terrible situation to be in.
Going forward, all future individual DNR Directives should have two options..
1. If it is known that i am pregnant, this document has no effect during the pregnancy.
2. If it is known that i am pregnant, this document remains in effect.
Then there can be no doubt as to the individuals intentions.
Pope Francis is right about one thing - we've become a society that too readily views life as disposable. And before you get on your high horse and rail about religion, I'm not the slightest bit religious, so save it.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger
She's already dead, and turning off the ventilator needs to happen, yes... but in this case, that would also be a frivolous and needless loss of life for one of the two patients.
Take the mom out of the hospital now and you'd just be suffocating and / or starving a helpless kid.
P.S. I don't know to what extent this matters to the various people here, but apparently from local news affiliates (and yeah, this case is local for me), there was no DNR or any such document in place. Mr. Munoz is simply saying to hospital staff that he and Mrs. Munoz had talked about getting one.
This situation now makes a bit more sense. You don't have that document in place, the hospital doesn't know. If the hospital doesn't know, they're going to bloody well intubate a 33 year old pregnant woman and assume she wants her life and her baby's life saved if at all possible.
Last edited by JayDubya; 01-16-14 at 06:19 AM.