I have a question. If the baby is delivered as a "superpremie" with complex catastrophic medical issues...and the father wanted care withdrawn(option given to him by MD), would you support his decision?
I don't know who came up with the 35 state figure as the number of states that automatically invalidate a pregnant woman's advance health care directive. but this atrticle says Texas is one 12 states.
Pregnant, brain-dead woman's husband sues hospital - San Jose Mercury News
Texas is one of 12 states across a wide political spectrum that automatically invalidate a pregnant woman's advance health care directive.
The others are: Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, according to a 2012 report by the Center for Women Policy Studies, an advocacy group that supports abortion rights.
The same article points out that :Experts say it does not apply in this case.
The Texas Advance Directives Act reads in part that, "A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient."
But experts say the hospital is incorrectly applying the statute because Munoz is brain-dead and beyond any chance of recovery.
"This patient is neither terminally nor irreversibly ill," said Dr. Robert Fine, clinical director of the office of clinical ethics and palliative care for Baylor Health Care System, in an interview earlier this month. "Under Texas law,
this patient is legally dead."
A hearing is scheduled for this Friday.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A different judge will consider a North Texas man’s request to remove his pregnant, brain-dead wife from life support at a hospital.
A hearing has been scheduled Friday before state District Judge R.H. Wallace in Fort Worth in the case of Marlise Munoz (moon-YOHZ’).
Read more: Hearing set in TX brain-dead, pregnant woman case - Washington Times
Wouldn't like to be him/her.
youll have to show ever single other state you mention doing the same thing and then discuss the characteristics of that case vs. this one, at least thats how honest conversation worthy or merit takes places.
once again facts defeat your post