Saturday, January 25, 2014

Bizarre, Invasive, Disgusting

I've been following this story since it was first reported, and I'm sorry to say it just gets more twisted. A pregnant woman in Texas who was 14 weeks along was found dead in her home, apparently of a blood clot. The woman and her husband were both paramedics, and her wishes in the case of her clinical and/or brain death were made abundantly clear to her family and spouse.

But the state of Tex-mess has a law requiring that no pregnant woman can be disconnected from life support, for any reason. At this point the woman is officially deceased, but her dead heart and lungs are still operating via life support machines - which the woman didn't want, nor does her family want. She is DEAD. Furthermore, the fetus, which was deprived of O2 for a significant period of time, has now been shown to be highly abnormal, as one might expect.

So now the family has to take the case to court to have their wishes honored, and for their loved one to be disconnected and buried. On account of she's DEAD. And because an abnormal fetus is incubating in a dead body, the chances of it ever being viable are almost nil.

This is one of those cases which show what utter hypocrites the righties are, because for all their bitching about government interference in "family matters", these are the kinds of laws they are always trying to pass: laws which mandate government intrusion into the most personal decisions individuals and families can make.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Dredd said...

A Texas judge on Friday ordered the hospital to comply with the family's wish, as well as her wish, therefore to disconnect the machine from her by 5:00 PM Monday (tomorrow). The Hospital admitted in court that the 14 week old fetus would not live either way.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

So glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing that, Dredd.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

P.S. How ridiculous that the family should have to hire an attorney and go to court to prevent the state from interfering in their personal decisions!

11:36 AM  

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