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Vague Louisiana Bill Would Force Brain-Dead Pregnant Women to Serve as Incubators

It seems grotesque that a woman's lifeless body can be commandeered by a state and used as a petri dish in which to grow a baby. But that's what is going to happen to women in Louisiana should Gov. Bobby Jindal sign HB 1274 into law.

It seems grotesque that a woman’s lifeless body can be commandeered by a state and used as a petri dish in which to grow a baby. But that’s exactly what happened to Marlise Munoz in Texas, and that is what is going to happen to women in Louisiana should Gov. Bobby Jindal sign HB 1274 into law.

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Louisiana Committee Passes Bill Preventing Removal of Mechanical Support From Pregnant Women

The state's House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously approved legislation Wednesday that would prohibit a family from directing physicians to remove mechanical support from a brain-dead pregnant woman.

The state’s House Health and Welfare Committee unanimously approved a bill Wednesday that would prohibit a family from directing physicians to remove mechanical support from a brain-dead pregnant woman.

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It’s Time to Repeal State Advance Directive Laws That Discriminate Against Women

Marlise Munoz

The recent Marlise Munoz case should be a call to action for anyone who believes that pregnant women and their families deserve respect. More than 30 states have laws that require a pregnant woman to be kept on mechanical support no matter what her living will says, and it is time for that to change.

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In Texas and Canada, Lessons About Who Can—and Should—Make End-of-Life Decisions for Pregnant Persons

The heartbreaking cases of both Robyn Benson and Marlise Munoz illustrate is the need to defer to families and medical professionals, rather than bureaucrats and lawmakers, in making end-of-life decisions for pregnant people.

The heartbreaking cases of both Robyn Benson and Marlise Munoz illustrate the need to defer to families and medical professionals, rather than bureaucrats and lawmakers, in making end-of-life decisions for pregnant persons.

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Legal Wrap: Marlise Munoz and the Right to Die

There's a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.

There’s a growing conflict between states that recognize a fundamental right to make end-of-life decisions and those that override those wishes only when a person is pregnant.

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You Have a ‘Fundamental Right’ to Make End-of-Life Decisions, Unless You’re Pregnant

Marlise Munoz with her son, Mateo.

As more courts recognize a patient’s privacy rights to make end-of-life health-care decisions, it’s become clear that what courts characterize as “fundamental rights” don’t apply to pregnant people.

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Hospital Agrees to Obey Court Ruling and Removes Mechanical Support From Munoz Corpse

Marlise Munoz's family will finally be able to say goodbye to the 33-year-old, who collapsed in her home nearly nine weeks ago.

Marlise Munoz’s family will finally be able to say goodbye to the 33-year-old, who collapsed in her home nearly nine weeks ago.

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Judge Orders Marlise Munoz Removed From Mechanical Support

Erick, Mateo, and Marlise Munoz

The Friday ruling came after Munoz’s family asked a court to let them bury her.

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Munoz Medical Records Detail ‘Distinctly Abnormal’ Fetus

Marlise Munoz

Attorneys say the sex of the now-22-week-old fetus inside Marlise Munoz’s body cannot be determined due to “deformed” lower extremities, and it also suffers from hydrocephalus and an as yet undetermined heart problem.

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Legal Wrap: Buffer Zones at SCOTUS, and a Clinic Bomb Scare

The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn't seem to be.

The Roberts Court may be skeptical of buffer zones around abortion clinics, but the rest of the country doesn’t seem to be.

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