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Marlise Muñoz

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Giving Lawyers To Some Fetuses

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Tani | Posted 02.27.2015 | Politics

A Texas state lawmaker proposes giving fetuses legal representation when the mother is brain-dead. State Rep. Matt Krause (R) introduced a measure...

Laura Bassett

Governor Mulls Mandatory Life Support For Brain-Dead Pregnant Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

A bill moved to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) desk on Monday that requires hospitals to keep brain-dead pregnant women on life support to protect ...

Husband Of Brain-Dead Texas Woman Turned To God

Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion

On November 26, Erick Muñoz found his 14-weeks pregnant wife, Marlise, unconscious, the possible result of a blood clot. When the hospital declared h...

Texas Fetal Rights Case: Delayed Justice

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Although this case was resolved satisfactorily -- probably not soon enough for the distraught family -- a question remains about the ethics of the Texas law.

A Race Among the Ruins

James Moore | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
James Moore

These pieces are not fun to put together. When finally assembled, the picture of Texas looks more than a little unsettling. In fact, it often looks pretty damned backwards. The reverse gear was spinning fast cogs in the lieutenant governor's debate in Dallas between four Republican candidates seeking to win the primary.

Hospital Takes Brain-Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

AP/HuffPost | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

A brain-dead pregnant woman was taken off life support on Sunday, her family said, according to CNN. "The Muñoz and Machado families will now proc...

Pregnant, Brain Dead Woman Must Be Removed From Life Support, Rules Judge

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge has ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issu...

Brain Dead Woman's Family Seeks To End Life Support

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Attorneys for a Fort Worth-area family will ask a judge Friday to allow a pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman to be removed fro...

Obamacare, Texas Law, Satan and the Separation of Church and State

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Historically, both liberals and conservatives have blended religion and politics, usually with disastrous results. We would do well to look to the past as we sort out the church-state issues we face today.

Death Has Become a Choice

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

The long-term tragedy is that we will continue to see cases like this. As medical technologies develop and advance, we will be able to do more to sustain life. It is imperative that we recognize what we are doing and why.

When Fetal Rights Trump Those of Patient and Family

Ruth Macklin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

The case of Marlise Munoz may ultimately be decided on legal grounds -- that is, whether the Texas statute is applicable to a dead body containing a living fetus. The ethical question, however, remains.

The Ethics Of Brain Death

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The cases of two young women — a California teen and a pregnant Texas mother — have generated sympathy for their families, but also have lef...

Alissa Scheller

Here's Where Your Living Will Can Be Ignored When You're A Pregnant Woman | Alissa Scheller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Marlise Munoz, a 33-year-old Texas woman, was left brain-dead after she collapsed in November and her family planned to honor her living will and have...

When Pro-life Goes Frankenstein: The Case of Marlise Munoz

Morgan Guyton | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics
Morgan Guyton

Erick and Marlise Munoz were both paramedics. They were both around life-and-death situations on a daily basis. After Marlise went through her broth...