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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
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    Fetus of Texas woman on life support 'distinctly abnormal,' family lawyers say - U.S. News

    While I am forever erring on the side of saving the baby, this doesn't sound good. If it's true, and the baby does have such severe abnormalities, it won't survive to term, anyway, and this entire argument will be moot.
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    “Even at this early stage, the lower extremities are deformed to the extent the gender cannot be determined,” the statement says.

    In addition the statement says the fetus has swelling of the brain — “hydrocephalus” — as well as a possible heart problem.

    “Quite sadly, this information is not surprising due to the fact that the fetus, after being deprived of oxygen for an indeterminate length of time, is gestating within a dead and deteriorating body, as a horrified family looks on in absolute anguish, distress and sadness,” the statement from Munoz's lawyers Heather King and Jessica Janicek read.
    I can only imagine their distress.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    There is no living will.
    And the "patient" is not living. She is dead. The law is applicable to incapacitated patients, not corpses. She is legally dead.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    And the "patient" is not living.
    She is on life-sustaining medical equipment.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Wrong. Since the (potential) mother died from lack of oxygen in her blood then the odds that the fetus is developing normally are slim. While medical miracles may be able to deliver (likely prematurely) the fetus as a baby that may be only the beginning of a lifetime of constant care being required for a severely disabled person. Do you expect the state to raise and care for this (potential) child or for that burden to fall upon those not allowed any say in this decision?
    Lots of people in this world have challenges in their lives, some severely physical and some severely mental. I don't consider them any less valuable to society or humanity than those with few or no obvious challenges. I don't make such value judgements between life and money. As many on the abortion threads will tell you, there's no such thing as a guaranteed, easy, safe, or uncomplicated pregnancy from the start - there are always risks. This woman and her husband chose to add to their family with another child - the woman carried the child for 14 weeks and I've seen no information or claims that she didn't want the child or intended to abort the child. As such, there was always a risk that their child might be born with challenges and I would hope that any person who starts on the road to creating life would also be prepared to support and respect that life, regardless of challenges it may face.

    Perhaps you believe that parents should only be personally responsible for "perfect" children, the rest being disposable or the responsibility of the state. I don't.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    She is on life-sustaining medical equipment.
    She was declared legally dead in November 2013.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    She was declared legally dead in November 2013.
    And...

    She is on life-sustaining medical equipment.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    And...

    She is on life-sustaining medical equipment.
    Is your argument that she is not dead?
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    I've lost count of how many times that's been pointed out.

    At this point, I think the goal of establishing the facts of the case was hopelessly lofty.
    27,457? Oh wait - 27,458.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    From the article


    I can only imagine their distress.
    Big head=big brain. Will the baby be named M.O.D.O.K. or Mojo Jojo?
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Is your argument that she is not dead?
    Nope.

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