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Officials Fight Over Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Being Removed From Life Support
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 26, 2014 @ 12:23AM
Created on January 25, 2014 @ 5:49PM

A case out of Texas is stirring up a lot of controversy, after a pregnant woman who was declared brain dead, and is supposed to be removed from life support, which is leaving many people concerned on whether or not she should have lived because of the fetus inside her at the time.

A Texas judge ordered on Friday that the hospital to remove Marlise Munoz's life support.. A law in their state says you actually can't remove life support from a pregnant woman because of the life of the baby.

One person said it's a good thing they did because if they both don't have a chance to live, it's the best decision for everyone.

"It was the best thing, especially since that woman was suffering. Where was the baby going to go?" said Ronnie, of Clarksburg.

Another twist in the case is that the woman apparently told her husband verbally that she didn't want to be placed on a ventilator, even though there weren't any written instruction, and others also said it was the best decision.

"They may want to take another look at that law. It would have been a tough decision for me. I wouldn't have wanted to make it," said John Chapman, of Johnstown.

Doctors in the case have apparently ruled Munoz brain dead since November 28th, and her husband's testimony should have been enough to have her removed before Friday.

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