January 23rd, 2014
12:38 AM ET

Attorneys: Fetus of pregnant, brain-dead mom is "distinctly abnormal"

Marlise Munoz was 14-weeks pregnant when she collapsed from an apparent blood clot. Her family says she is brain-dead, which means legally dead. Previously she and her husband had discussed being in precisely this kind of situation; neither wanted to be kept on life-support machines. However, under Texas law, because she is pregnant, the hospital is refusing to take her off life-support until a baby can be delivered. Now, her family is releasing new information about the fetus's condition.

Anderson discussed this with legal analysts Sunny Hostin and Mark Geragos, along with OB-GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson.

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Filed under: Ed Lavandera • Mark Geragos • Sunny Hostin
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  1. hellsyeahs

    Scunbag bible thumping Texans.

    February 8, 2014 at 12:38 am |
  2. Alex Strahan

    Regardless of what the state of Texas thinks, Mrs. Muñoz and her family deserve to have Mrs. Muñoz's wishes honoured. It disgusting that a few individuals completely unrelated to this family feel that they have any say whatsoever in someone else's medical treatment/end-of-life care.

    January 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm |

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