TX court to decide fate of brain dead pregnant mother

TX court to decide fate of brain dead pregnant mother
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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:03am

On Friday, a different judge will consider a Texas man's request to take his pregnant wife off life support.

Marlise Munoz remains at Fort Worth's John Peter Smith Hospital, where she has been since being found unconscious on her kitchen floor eight weeks ago.

She was 14 weeks pregnant at the time and Texas law compels the hospital to keep Munoz on life support to protect the life of the fetus.

Her husband argues the law doesn't apply because Munoz is brain dead and is therefore no longer a patient.

Friday brings a closed door court hearing on the case.

A new judge will hear it, after the previous judge recused herself, last week.

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