A spokeswoman for a Texas hospital says it won’t say whether it plans to appeal a judge’s order to take a pregnant brain-dead woman off of life support.
There seem to be a number of these stories lately concerning people who are ‘brain dead.’ This latest one from Texas appears to be especially dreadful in nature. Even if you’re fully in favor of taking persons like this off of life support, the fact that a pregnancy is involved makes it much more difficult.
We also have not heard much about Jahi McMath’s plight in the past few weeks, even since the family asked for privacy and was allowed to find her care somewhere..
These stories are touching and awful. We all hope none of us ever have to personally experience the horrid nature of having a family member filled with life suddenly succumb to a ‘brain dead’ existence.
Even though science discounts most miracles, they have been known to happen.. So here’s hoping they do ..