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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    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.
    tell that to every guy who ever had to pay child support for 18 years for a child he never wanted and never was allowed to make the decision.

    in any case, IF the fetus was severely damaged, chance are very high that it will miscarry or die shortly after birth anyway.

    FWIW, we can check for fetal brain activity as early as the 24th week of pregnancy.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    I do not believe the law references the success of those life-sustaining pieces of equipment as a requirement.
    They are not life sustaining. She is dead.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    But she is on "life support," and her body's functions are being maintained artificially.
    She is dead.

    And try as they might they cannot maintain a dead person artificially without some body decay over time.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    You two already had this explained to you in post #513.

    You didn't read it the first time, or you don't have a valid rebuttal.

    By law, the hospital can't turn off the life support during a pregnancy. Yeah, brain death is death, which means she is dead. Still can't turn it off.

    The treatment isn't for the deceased. There were two patients, there still is one.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    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.
    Yep, I want to take in a special needs child so that I can tell the wonderful story of how the damaged kid was kept alive in it's Mother's dead body for a period of months. Just so I could devote my life to the child's constant needs.

    Will my listeners be amazed at modern medicine, or will they repel away from Mom's dead body?

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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.
    A woman can make a choice to abort at 14 weeks for whatever reason. It is hypocritical and disgusting that a dead woman can be forced to maintain a pregnancy against the expressed wishes of her next of kin (who speaks for her after death)when a healthy living person can make that decision for any reason.

    What the hell is going on??

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    They are not life sustaining.
    The machines are specifically life-sustaining machines.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Yep, I want to take in a special needs child so that I can tell the wonderful story of how the damaged kid was kept alive in it's Mother's dead body for a period of months. Just so I could devote my life to the child's constant needs.
    Really? Good for you for wanting to take personal responsibility and provide for the kids you create.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Yep, I want to take in a special needs child so that I can tell the wonderful story of how the damaged kid was kept alive in it's Mother's dead body for a period of months. Just so I could devote my life to the child's constant needs.

    Will my listeners be amazed at modern medicine, or will they repel away from Mom's dead body?
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    A woman can make a choice to abort at 14 weeks for whatever reason.
    Sadly, yes, that sort of killing would be legal. Didn't happen here though, so completely irrelevant to the issue at hand.

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