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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    I heard about this the other day. I think the government requiring a dead person to remain on a ventilator is really creepy and disturbing. The choice to remove support should be made by her family if she doesn't have an advanced directive. My question is: who the heck is paying for this?? It is incredibly expensive to keep her on this kind of support. The family shouldn't be made to pay for this if it's against their wishes. I kind of doubt insurance will cover keeping a dead person ventilated. As a tax payer, I don't want to pay for this.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    If the mother is dead then why not respect the wish's of the dead and allow her to rest in peace. putting her body on life support may keep the baby alive but is only extending the mothers tortured existence.
    If she's dead then they aren't extending anything as far as she's concerned.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    This isn't about abortion.
    Of course it is.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    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.
    But in the case of a woman 8 months pregnant and dead, you'd have to keep the woman on life support until such time as the child could be birthed, likely having to stabilize the mother in most cases before operating.

    In "nature" there'd be no diffence between the 5 month old fetus and the 8 month old fetus - they'd both die. But in the case of humans, timing is your issue - 3 or 4 months on life support, while the fetus develops, is too much an imposition whereas a few hours or days is okay.

    I don't get it.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    If the mother is dead then why not respect the wish's of the dead and allow her to rest in peace. putting her body on life support may keep the baby alive but is only extending the mothers tortured existence.
    She's dead. She doesn't even have a tortured existence. Again, sorry to sound so callous, but it's true. No need to kill a baby to keep from hurting the feelings of someone who will never realize what you've done. I value human life much more than that.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Of course it is.
    How? Nobody's aborting anything.


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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If she's dead then they aren't extending anything as far as she's concerned.
    does she have the right to die? if so she is being deinied that right.

    this case reminds me of the terri schiavo case.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How do you know the kid's perspective?
    Uhh?

    I'm guessing you're reading something into my statement that isn't there...

    We know what we know about the kid's situation from the news.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    What if she did? Would that change your mind?
    I do not support any state regulation banning or supporting abortion, and I do not support any state regulation banning or supporting the monetary caregiver withdrawing their desire to not pay for the medical care of another.

    If she wanted to be taken off life support, while pregnant, the husband should either claim as much, show documentation, or shut up.

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How? Nobody's aborting anything.
    She is pregnant.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    does she have the right to die? if so she is being deinied that right.

    this case reminds me of the terri schiavo case.
    It's nothing like Terri Schiavo. Terri Schiavo wasn't carrying a baby. The only reason this women is being kept on life support is for the baby. No baby? No life support.

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