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Your admonishment of the generalised "left" (i consider myself on the right and am anti-abortion) applies to the husband. An EMT who was paid a pitance to save lives, certainly more than most of us here ever have or will. He has to sit beside his decaying wife with a baby that has the survival probability of close to zero. But you're sitting here thinking you know more about the issue than he does.
It beggars belief.
I wonder how the baby is receiving nourishment? Surely whatever they are pumping into the woman's stomach would not be en par with her being alive and eating according to her craving impulses? I think this baby is screwed either way.
It's really disturbing that Texas can bypass a DNR order, which is legally binding, all because of Christian ideology. For all we know this baby and its mother were meant to die together and journey on together. Even the religious implications here are disturbing. Christians get to decide because they made the law. She already told us her choice when she didn't make any stipulation to save the baby. She doesn't want her body violated, which is what's going to happen when the baby is full term and a c-section is needed.
This case is gross... and Texas is ****ed up. That baby will be born without a mother. It is not the State's choice.
But what about this woman's husband. He wants to abide by his wife's wishes. They were both paramedics - so I am sure they were acutely aware of quality of life issues and had made personal judgments about quality of life. Who are we to push our individual points of view on that family? People decide all the time on infants, children, adults, and the elderly to withhold medical care - why is it so cringingly horrible to allow a woman who suffered catastrophic cardiovascular collapse including lack of ox.ygen to pass along with the 14 week old fetus (who was without O2 as well). I just think this is a decision that should have been left to the next of kin.