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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Her life is not sustained.
    I do not believe the law references the success of those life-sustaining pieces of equipment as a requirement.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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.
    So a severely disabled baby is going to honor the woman that he loved?

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    But she is on "life support," and her body's functions are being maintained artificially.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    So a severely disabled baby is going to honor the woman that he loved?
    at this point, we have no way of knowing whether or not the fetus is disabled, severely or otherwise.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    So a severely disabled baby is going to honor the woman that he loved?
    I cherish all children equally, severely disabled or otherwise.

    I'd ask you, killing the developing child she was nurturing and caring for honors her how? I thought our society had advanced past the sacrificial offering stage.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    at this point, we have no way of knowing whether or not the fetus is disabled, severely or otherwise.
    But we do have a clue - since the mother died of oxygen deprivation.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I cherish all children equally, severely disabled or otherwise.

    I'd ask you, killing the developing child she was nurturing and caring for honors her how? I thought our society had advanced past the sacrificial offering stage.
    So you're willing to adopt the child, even if you have to change diapers for 40 years?

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    But we do have a clue - since the mother died of oxygen deprivation.
    not necessarily. research indicates that the younger and less developed the brain, the more resistant it is to damage caused by oxygen deprivation

    The researchers add that, since the newborn brain appears to be able to sustain itself without tightly controlled blood flow, their findings suggest that the infant brain may be intrinsically more resistant to damage due to a lack of oxygen than the adult brain.
    Infant brain controls blood flow differently | Futurity

    point being, we just don't know. so what's the harm in giving the fetus a chance?
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    So you're willing to adopt the child, even if you have to change diapers for 40 years?
    If it was my child, and my responsibility, yes. I took care of my mother for the last 25 years of her life, many of those years while she was bedridden and changing and washing her several times a day. Before that, I took care of my father in similar circumstances. They didn't want to be put in a home or facility and I valued their lives, such as they were, to the very end.

    It's funny, at least to me, that those on the left are always tossing out the "are you willing to adopt the child" challenge whenever discussing unborn life and yet for every other circumstance where those on the left want to have society and "taxpayers" fund and support the less fortunate, they never claim they are willing to have the homeless live with them, the unemployed live with them, the handicapped live with them, the addicted live with them. No, there's no need for anyone on the left to take personal responsibility for the millions they want society to support, yet anyone who values the defenseless lives of the unborn must be willing to personally adopt every child saved.

    That attitude is a disgrace.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    not necessarily. research indicates that the younger and less developed the brain, the more resistant it is to damage caused by oxygen deprivation



    Infant brain controls blood flow differently | Futurity

    point being, we just don't know. so what's the harm in giving the fetus a chance?
    The risk is born not only by the state but the family of the potential child. To be "blessed" with a child requiring constant, specialized care may sound good in theory but places a severe burden on those not allowed to make the decision.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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