Texas has a law that prohibits the removal of mechanical life-support such as a


Texas has a law that prohibits the removal of mechanical life-support such as a ventilator from a pregnant patient.
In November 2013, when Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant she was found unconscious in her Texas home. With her husband and family in deep distress, they rushed her to a hospital where she was placed on a machine to keep her alive. Soon thereafter, doctors at the hospital pronounced her brain dead. Her husband and family eventually asked that she be removed from life support but Texas law prohibits removing a pregnant woman from life support if it threatens the life of the fetus. A Texas Judge has now ordered that the 22-week pregnant woman removed from life support, as requested by the family.
For background, click here: LINK (Links to an external site.). https://www.cnn.com/2014/01/24/health/pregnant-brain-dead-woman-texas/
There are two types of death, defined scientifically:
1.) when the heart stops beating and 2.) when the entire brain ceases to function.
1.) What is the dilemma in the above case? Do you agree with the Judge’s decision? Be sure to offer your reasoning for your position.


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