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Texas Judge Rules Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

 
Texas Judge Rules Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support
Posted Friday, January 24th 2014 @ 6pm  by KFBK News - Joe Gomez

A Texas judge has ruled in a controversial case pitting the family of a brain dead, pregnant woman against a Fort Worth hospital that won't allow the plug to be pulled in the interest of her unborn child.

A judge decided in favor of the Munoz family and ordered the John Peter Smith Hospital remove Marlise Munoz from life support no later than Monday at 5pm Central Time.  

Attorney's maintain their only concern was for the sake of the fetus which is now past 20 weeks gestation and can feel pain.

There's no word yet whether the hospital will appeal the judge's ruling which has to be met by Monday at 5:00 Central Time.

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