30 Dec '13, 1am

Pregnant Woman Kept On Life Support Against Her Family’s Wishes

Pregnant Woman Kept On Life Support Against Her Family’s Wishes

Marlise Munoz lays in a hospital on a ventilator, unlikely to ever regain consciousness, after a likely pulmonary embolism. Her husband, Erick, says she would not want to be left on life support. Her family agrees with him. In fact, no one who knows her has any doubt that she would want to be let go. The hospital, however, says no. Marlise is pregnant. Texas law says she has to stay alive long enough to give birth. The story of Marlise Munoz and her family is a tragic one, where a married couple with a small toddler who were expecting their second child finds their joy cut tragically short due to an unforeseen health issue. The Munozs, who are both in the health profession, had often discussed what they would do if in this sort of situation where they were dependent on life support and had prepared each other for their decision if such a thing were to occur. However, no on...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/pregnant-woman-kept-on-life-s...

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