proposed texas bill would give legal representation to fetuses inside brain-dead women

Texas State Representative Matt Krause (R-Ft. Worth) is pushing a proposal that would give legal representation to fetuses if the mother is brain dead. The case of Marlise Muñoz, who was declared brain dead but kept on life support for two months, is what sparked the proposal for such a bill. This is in spite of the fact that Muñoz’ family opposes such an action.

The sadness for the Muñoz family began in November of 2013, when Marlise collapsed from a blood clot in her brain. Multiple tests showed she was brain dead, and the family wanted her removed from life support. Since she was 14 weeks pregnant, though, the hospital refused, and said that state law prohibited them from removing her from support. Continue reading…

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