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  •  ExpatGirl - you may have the wrong target (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, Bob Love, Mayfly

    The hospital is following Texas law. A state district judge has declared Marlise Munos brain dead and has ruled that she should be removed from a ventilator by 5pm Monday. The hospital has asked the local DA for some clarity on the legal liability of the hospital should they remove Ms. Munos from the ventilator and comply with the judge's order. Numerous parties, including the state, can appeal. The judge has not ruled the Texas law unconstitutional.

    I believe that if the hospital can receive legal assurances, it's preference is to remove Ms. Munos from life support. I don't think the hospital is the problem.  

    Here is the latest article I could find on the topic.

    http://www.star-telegram.com/...

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 05:35:18 PM PST

    •  Hmmm. Okay. (0+ / 0-)

      Am going to read now and if I am barking up the wrong tree will delete the diary.

    •  They probably need to be targeted (8+ / 0-)

      to pressure them into ensuring that the Munozes don't pay a penny.  Especially since the hospital has conceded that it knew Marlise was legally dead since November 28.

    •  It's political (2+ / 0-)
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      irishwitch, OldDragon

      Not at the hospital level, but its top leadership, and above - and everybody is posturing for their respective bases.

      Meanwhile, we are left to the decisions of a public hospital led by an appointed board of managers, Chairman Trent Petty of Keller, the overseeing Tarrant County Commissioners Court and their legal advisers from District Attorney Joe Shannon’s office.

      With Shannon retiring, his office should not be influenced by the tremendous political pressure from local abortion opponents. Tea Party-minded state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, wrote on social media that he was “working every avenue possible” to keep Muñoz on life support.

      http://www.star-telegram.com/...
      Pojman remembers one local activist who helped get abortions banned at JPS: lawyer Neal Adams of Euless-based Northeast Tarrant Right-To-Life.

      Adams remains on that group’s advisory board along with Hancock and both Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley of Hurst and County Commissioner Gary Fickes of Southlake, who help appoint the heavily Republican board of hospital managers.

      http://www.star-telegram.com/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 05:51:19 PM PST

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