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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Parents have to allow their children to die sometimes. It happens.
    True enough, but not without putting up one damn good fight.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    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.
    but the mother is still attached to the baby by the umbilical cord? the mother is on life support only to prevent her body from naturally expiring, ergo killing the baby.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    but the mother is still attached to the baby by the umbilical cord? the mother is on life support only to prevent her body from naturally expiring, ergo killing the baby.
    Yes. Hate to sound cold, but right now, the mother is nothing more than an incubator.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Abortion supporters can't possibly agree with the actions of the hospital since to agree with the hospital is to agree that a life in the womb is worth something.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    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.
    and since the baby cannot survive at this state without nutrients from its mother, it effectivly is shackled to the corpse.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    and since the baby cannot survive at this state without nutrients from its mother, it effectivly is shackled to the corpse.
    No more than a transplant recipient is "shackled to a corpse".
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yes. Hate to sound cold, but right now, the mother is nothing more than an incubator.
    i don''t follow any religion but i do understand that on a spirtual level the mother is suffering agony. she is brain dead, but not not dead in all senses of the term. she cannot get any piece because she is stuck in limbo: dead but not dead.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Ariel Sharon, as an example, had been brain dead and on life support since 2007 and only died this month. The body's functions can easily be maintained for the 3 or 4 months necessary to give this child a chance at life.
    The issue, as I understand it, is what the estimated one hour of oxygen deprivation may have done to the unborn child. Since the mother died from that oxygen loss, it is very likely that the unborn child has suffered serious damage from that as well. State law says that the unborn must receive any and all medical aid available, but that may result in a severely impaired child that will require a lifetime of constant care from the family. IMHO, it should be up to the surviving family (the potential father) to decide whether to take that risk or not.
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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i don''t follow any religion but i do understand that on a spirtual level the mother is suffering agony. she is brain dead, but not not dead in all senses of the term. she cannot get any piece because she is stuck in limbo: dead but not dead.
    Unless of course she wanted the human to to be brought to term even if she was brain dead.

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    Re: Texas Hospital keeping pregnant dead lady on life support

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    i don''t follow any religion but i do understand that on a spirtual level the mother is suffering agony. she is brain dead, but not not dead in all senses of the term. she cannot get any piece because she is stuck in limbo: dead but not dead.
    Where is the baby, then, in this scenario?
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