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Brain-dead pregnant woman removed from life support: Munoz family plans funeral

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The Texas hospital where a brain-dead pregnant woman has been hospitalized, was finally removed off life support, according to Fox News reports on Jan. 26. Marlise Munoz has been removed of all life sustaining equipment after a Texas judge gave the John Peter Smith Hospital until 5 p.m. CST on Monday to comply with his order.

Medical records were provided at trial that showed the unborn baby was not viable due to oxygen deprivation along with evidence showing visible deformed lower extremities.

Husband, Erick Munoz said he and his wife – both are paramedics – made it clear that they did not want life support in this type of situation; the hospital disregarded the family's wishes since diagnosis was made of her condition.

The family of the 33-year-old pregnant woman pursued embattled hospital officials who denied them of their wishes; the hospital explained, it was due to keep in compliance with a Texas law concerning the protection and welfare of a live fetus via means of life support to the mother.

Mrs. Marlise Munoz was only 14 weeks along when her husband found her laying unconscious at home.

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