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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    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.



    She is pregnant.
    So if she didn't specify pregnancy, then we should just assume?


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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    but i think both cases show that there is such a thing as a right to die. and a lot of people went out of their way to keep terri schivo alive even though that life was nothing but a life of agony.
    Terri Schiavo's case was different. According to her husband, Schiavo wanted to die. Her husband wanted her to die. Her family did not. This really has nothing at all to do with saving the life of a baby. It was simply an argument of, "My wife wants to die!" against, "My daughter doesn't want to die!" Schiavo was alive. The mother of this baby is not. She has no life. Nothing. So nothing that happens will harm her, mentally or physically - ever again.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    So if she didn't specify pregnancy, then we should just assume?
    Again, if the husband knows, he should claim as much, show documentation, or shut up. He can even lie, nobody would know.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Did he die naturally, or only after they pulled the plug? If the latter, I can't figure why they kept him alive for 7 years....like they didn't know after one? Actually, I think he was in a "permanent vegetative state," which isn't really brain dead.

    If the mother stayed alive naturally, then fine. But I don't think that's the case here.
    I don't know what the effective difference is between "brain dead" and "permanent vegetative state" - he was on life support for 6 plus years following a stroke and coma from which he never woke up.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You don't think that a mother would do anything in her power to keep her child alive? I don't know any woman who'd abandon hope for their child.
    Parents have to allow their children to die sometimes. It happens.


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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.
    She is dead. The baby isn't. The hospital is using the best means available to them to ensure the viability of the baby.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    The situation yes, but his views on artificial life support not really.
    And again, there's nothing artificial about the kid getting oxygen and nutrients from his or her mom. That's kind of normal in pregnancy, yeah.

    Granted, those are nutrients from an NG tube and oxygen from a ventilator... but from the kid's end, what's the practical difference?

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the mother dies no amount of life support can keep the baby alive once the mothers body starts to go into rigor mortis. or is that the reason why the life support is there in the first place? to prevent the mother's death to affect the health of the baby still attached by its umbilical cord to its dead mother?
    Yup - rigor mortis only sets in once one has died. As long as she's on life support, her body is being kept alive to keep the baby alive. If she's removed from life support, and dies, the baby will die as well.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    dupe post. Yay, lag.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if the mother dies no amount of life support can keep the baby alive once the mothers body starts to go into rigor mortis. or is that the reason why the life support is there in the first place? to prevent the mother's death to affect the health of the baby still attached by its umbilical cord to its dead mother?
    Life support keeps the body's organs functioning, in this case until the child is viable - in other cases it is done to assist a patient who is in a coma and there is hope of recovery, or a patient who has died and needs to remain functioning until organs can be harvested and saved.
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 01-15-14 at 04:28 PM.
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