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Hospital: No decision on order to end life support

January 25, 2014
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A spokeswoman for a Texas hospital says it won't say Saturday whether it plans to appeal a judge's order to take a pregnant brain-dead woman off of life support.

J.R. Labbe says John Peter Smith Hospital won't announce a decision Saturday but she didn't say when it might.

A judge gave the Fort Worth hospital until Monday at 5 p.m. to comply with his ruling to remove Marlise Munoz from life support, which her husband Erick Munoz says she would have wanted.

She was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot.

The hospital says it has a legal duty to protect the fetus and is considering an appeal.

 
 

 

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