Removing Her from Life-Support, a Husband’s Decision

Respecting HER wishes, as she’d told him that IF this were to happen, she would NOT want to be kept alive, from NBCNEWS.com
Marlise Munoz was thirty-three and fourteen weeks pregnant when she collapsed in her home in November, from what doctors called pulmonary embolism.
Her husband, Erick Munoz says the doctors described her as brain-dead, and his wife was clear, that she did NOT want to be kept alive under those circumstances.
But the hospital in Fort Worth said, that it was illegal, from pulling the plug, because a law stated that “a person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.”
In court papers, Munoz argued that the law does NOT apply to his wife’s case.
“In fact, Marlise cannot be a ‘pregnant patient’—Marlise is dead,” the suit says, “To further conduct surgical procedures on a deceased body is nothing short of outrageous.”
And this woman’s DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE was NOT applied, because she was pregnant, because the hospitals believed that in cases such as this, there are MORE to consider, than a person’s final wishes, because there’s another life at stake, the child’s, but, does THAT mean that this woman needed to be KEPT alive, because the LAW prohibits unplugging her because she was pregnant? I still don’t have a say in this, I’m merely still just PRESENTING these “cases”, and, do NOT shoot me, as I’m still just the “messenger” here…………

And, imagine the STRAINS on the husband, seeing his own WIFE like that, and, he was merely showing HIS final respects, to HER final wishes too, and, her own family stood behind him, so, who the HELL was the hospital, to say, that she should NOT be taken OFF life support???

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