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03/11/2017

Texas Mandating Support of Pregnant Women after Death

Three years ago, the Texas courts rejected a claim that the Texas Advance Directives Act required continued “life-sustaining treatment” for brain dead pregnant patient, Marlise Munoz.  After all, if the woman is dead, the treatment cannot be “life sustaining.”


But a bill introduced yesterday would change the TADA.  Texas H.B. 3542 would require:


“A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient. This section applies:
(1) regardless of whether there is irreversible
cessation of all spontaneous brain function of the pregnant patient; and
(2) if the life-sustaining treatment is enabling the unborn child to mature.”

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03/11/2017

Texas Mandating Support of Pregnant Women after Death

Three years ago, the Texas courts rejected a claim that the Texas Advance Directives Act required continued “life-sustaining treatment” for brain dead pregnant patient, Marlise Munoz.  After all, if the woman is dead, the treatment cannot be “life sustaining.”


But a bill introduced yesterday would change the TADA.  Texas H.B. 3542 would require:


“A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient. This section applies:
(1) regardless of whether there is irreversible
cessation of all spontaneous brain function of the pregnant patient; and
(2) if the life-sustaining treatment is enabling the unborn child to mature.”

This entry was posted in Health Care and tagged , . Posted by Thaddeus Mason Pope, JD, PhD. Bookmark the permalink.

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