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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    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?
    Brain death is death. There is nothing that can be done for the mother. Ordinarily, there would be no point in providing life support to a dead body...

    This is hardly an ordinary situation, of course, as there's a kid involved.

    You turn off that life support and you're killing that kid... a pointless death, entirely preventable.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I'm sure he doesn't look at her as a pregnant mammal. He looks at her as the mother of his child. I agree with John - unless he didn't want the child to begin with, why would he not do everything in his power to keep the baby alive?
    It wasn't that long ago that he wouldn't have a choice. It's called nature. Sometimes it sucks, but what are you going to do? I can totally see where the husband would say that if God intended for his wife to die while pregnant, then that's what God intended.


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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Brain death is death. There is nothing that can be done for the mother. Ordinarily, there would be no point in providing life support to a dead body...

    This is hardly an ordinary situation, of course, as there's a kid involved.

    You turn off that life support and you're killing that kid... a pointless death, entirely preventable.
    But natural. That's how it works sometimes, it ain't always nice.


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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    Brain death is death. There is nothing that can be done for the mother. Ordinarily, there would be no point in providing life support to a dead body...

    This is hardly an ordinary situation, of course, as there's a kid involved.

    You turn off that life support and you're killing that kid... a pointless death, entirely preventable.
    the kid could still die anyway if it remains in its mothers body. if the mother is brain dead, i suspect that having the baby shackled to its mother's corpse by its umbilical cord is going to cause some health problems
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Maybe he just prefers natural law to take over. It seems completely illogical to me. In nature, when a pregnant mammal dies, usually the fetus also dies. That's nature, that's how it works. This isn't an abortion thing, this is simply the natural way of things.
    There's nothing natural, or human nature, to let any human simply die without doing what's possible to save him/her. Even in veterinary medicine, attempts are made to save the unborn when the carrying mother dies or is fatally injured.

    If this woman had been 8 months pregnant, would you say she and her unborn child should both be left to die?
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It wasn't that long ago that he wouldn't have a choice. It's called nature. Sometimes it sucks, but what are you going to do? I can totally see where the husband would say that if God intended for his wife to die while pregnant, then that's what God intended.
    What are you going to do?? You are going to give that baby every fighting chance it has to survive. Sheesh. If God wants the baby dead, the baby's going to die no matter what. I don't mean to sound cold and callous, but the mother is, for all intents and purposes, dead. She is gone from this earth. All she's being used for right now is to incubate a baby, to give it a fighting chance. We keep people on life support for organ donation - why not to save a baby? Saving a life is saving a life.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There's nothing natural, or human nature, to let any human simply die without doing what's possible to save him/her. Even in veterinary medicine, attempts are made to save the unborn when the carrying mother dies or is fatally injured.

    If this woman had been 8 months pregnant, would you say she and her unborn child should both be left to die?
    If the child were developed enough to survive outside the womb, then I could see taking it out and letting the mother die. If not, then I really don't see the point in keeping both alive artificially.


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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.
    Any state that does not allow abortion on demand until one second before birth forces the woman to carry to term.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    But that's not what's happening here. I'd hope that conjoined twins could reach some kind of agreement, but I would think that kind of depends on how they're conjoined. Does the other twin really want to drag their sibling's corpse around for years after the fact?
    That's absurd, of course not - no more than the fetus in this case would want to drag around his/her mother after he/she becomes viable on his/her own. We're talking about a couple of months, not a lifetime.

    I'd be haunted for life if my pregnant wife died and I signed the death warrant for her and my unborn child when the child could possibly be saved.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    What are you going to do?? You are going to give that baby every fighting chance it has to survive. Sheesh. If God wants the baby dead, the baby's going to die no matter what. I don't mean to sound cold and callous, but the mother is, for all intents and purposes, dead. She is gone from this earth. All she's being used for right now is to incubate a baby, to give it a fighting chance. We keep people on life support for organ donation - why not to save a baby? Saving a life is saving a life.
    For a short time sure, not for months. We're not talking about a few hours or even a day here.


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