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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    This woman is dead. She is not on "life support" by any conventional meaning of the term and the hospital is merely in a race against decomposition in a macabre attempt to save a fetus from its fate.
    And an honorable race it is, in my view.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    And an honorable race it is, in my view.
    Seems to me it's up to the family and everyone else can STFU..
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Seems to me it's up to the family and everyone else can STFU..
    Unfortunately, this unborn child seems to have no family, at least not a loving one, and so the medical community or at least this hospital community will take on that role and do their best. To me, it would be no different if the woman had been 8 months pregnant and the husband said I don't want you to operate and save the child - let them go in peace.

    There have been babies dumped in trash cans and left in bathroom stalls that have been found and saved through the caring of strangers and the medical community. These children had families who made decisions to let the babies die. Far as I'm concerned, any family that abandons even the smallest hope of saving the weakest among us can STFU themselves.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    This woman is dead. She is not on "life support" by any conventional meaning of the term and the hospital is merely in a race against decomposition in a macabre attempt to save a fetus from its fate.
    There is no race. There is no decomposition yet.

    The mother is brain dead. Decomposition will happen once the life support stops.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Seems to me it's up to the family and everyone else can STFU..
    Seems to me it's up to the State of Texas, and everyone else can STFU..

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    There is no race. There is no decomposition yet.

    The mother is brain dead. Decomposition will happen once the life support stops.
    ^^ This.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Seems to me it's up to the State of Texas, and everyone else can STFU..
    Unless, of course, some "group" decides to take up the cause and push it into the courts.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Unless, of course, some "group" decides to take up the cause and push it into the courts.
    Yeah, or maybe Jeb Bush can move to Texas and throw himself into it like he did the Schiavo case.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    I am frequently surprised by the odd things people think and say about biology and healthcare... I am uncertain how people think it is that the mother would "decompose" or how this situation corresponds to the fictional Dr. Frankenstein and his work with electricity and flesh golems...

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah, or maybe Jeb Bush can move to Texas and throw himself into it like he did the Schiavo case.
    I'm pretty sure Jeb Bush regrets any involvement in that mess.
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