I’ll try not to be too blunt or offensive but sometimes I can’t help myself. Let me think about this for a minute … Okay, a minute is up …
I’m pretty sure most everyone remembers just a couple of weeks ago the story about the woman in Haltom City, Texas who was declared brain-dead after collapsing. The woman was 14 weeks pregnant when this happened and the folks at JPS (John Peter-Smith Hospital) was keeping her on life support in accordance with Texas Law which protects an unborn child. The brain-dead person must remain on life support until the child is able to survive outside the womb. Okay, this lady was on said life support for about two (2) months and was just about 10 days away from tests to be performed regarding the viability of the child. The only test done previous was to determine that in fact that the child did have a heart beat. Now here is where it gets uglier. The husband of the brain-dead woman insisted the hospital remove her from life support claiming those were the wishes of his wife. However Texas Law trumps those wishes in these cases. The family took it to court and … bottom line … the judge eventually instructed the hospital to remove the woman from life support thus killing the child just days before it could survive outside the womb. Now I was very pissed off about it and “penned” my thoughts in this post in which I wrote:
Now it’s being said by liberal news sites (referring only to the ones the criers and howlers linked to) that the child has some possible deformities. So these folks, placing themselves in the position of god, have determined this child must be killed, because the child doesn’t meet the requirement for a chance at life in the minds of these “gods”. The child is not good enough for your typical liberal. The child doesn’t deserve the same opportunity at life as everyone else according to the liberal.
I have to add something here. I was just in my truck listening to the radio. It seems the decision to keep this child alive or kill it will be made in a matter of minutes. The reports of the child being “deformed” are false. There have been no … none … nada … tests done on the child beyond the one that determined there is a heart-beat. The father of the child, who is fighting to kill his own child is desperate to get it done before the first week of February which is when further tests will be done to test the viability of the child.
AND AFTER THE JUDGE GAVE THE ORDER TO “PULL THE PLUG”
The judge overruled the law. I don’t know, the murder of an innocent child is horrific yet cause for celebration for most liberals. The claim that it’s better to kill children rather than take a chance of them being born poor is a sick justification. I was listening to the radio and there were many folks calling in more than willing to adopt the child … but that’s not good enough … gotta kill it. It’s disgusting, but at least the child won’t grow up with the knowledge that his father was relentless in trying to kill him just before he was born.
Now lets look at a nearly identical situation … but with a much happier ending.
Baby Born at 27 Weeks Via C-Section After Mother Declared Brain Dead
With so many expressing disgust over a Texas hospital maintaining a brain dead woman named Marlise Munoz because she was pregnant, I became aware of a remarkably similar case last year that had a much happier ending. (See You Tube imbed below.)
From the 11/13/13 Daily Mail story:
A baby which was 15 weeks old when its mother was declared brain-dead was delivered by Caesarean section at 27 weeks, after doctors kept the mother alive on life support. The Hungarian doctors who delivered the baby in July believe the birth is one of only three such cases in the world…
In the spring, she had been rushed to hospital, operated on but was declared brain-dead. She was kept on life support and doctors were able to see through an ultrasound that the foetus was moving. ‘In the first two days we struggled to save the mother’s life and it was proven… that circulation and functions stopped,’ said Dr. Bela Fulesdi, president of the University of Debrecen Medical and Health Science Centre.
This is how the media sow confusion in stories such as this. If the woman was brain-dead, she was not “kept alive.” I prefer to say she was kept viable–as when organs remain viable for transplantation.
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