Civil Liberties

Family Suing to Have Pregnant Texas Woman Taken Off Life Support

Hospital says state law prohibits it


Attorneys for a pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman's family will ask a judge Friday to let her be removed from life support, despite hospital opposition.

State District Judge R.H. Wallace will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by Erick Munoz against John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. His wife, Marlise, has been on life support there since he found her unconscious in their Haltom City home Nov. 26.