Judge Orders Texas Hospital to Remove Life Support From Pregnant Woman http://nyti.ms/1cceX9z
A Texas judge ruled on Friday that a Fort Worth hospital must remove the life support of a pregnant, brain-dead woman, siding with the husband and family in a case that has drawn national attention.
The judge, R.H. Wallace Jr. of State District Court in Tarrant County, ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to pronounce the woman, Marlise Muñoz, dead, and remove her from life support by 5 p.m. on Monday, which gives the hospital a chance to appeal.
Ms. Muñoz has been on life support at since Nov. 26, when she collapsed on her kitchen floor from what appeared to be a blood clot in her lung. She was 14 weeks pregnant. Read more: http://nyti.ms/1cceX9z