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Texas Legislature to Address Marlise Munoz Dead Pregnant Situation

Yesterday, on Inside Texas Politics, Texas Representative Matt Krause said he is preparing legislation for the 2015 session that will address the situation in which a pregnant woman is on life support.  

Removing life support from a pregnant woman is currently not allowed.  But if the woman is dead, like Marlise Munoz was, then stopping “life sustaining treatment” is not prohibited.  Krause plans to require the appointment of a guardian ad litem for the fetus to ensure that her interests are represented.

Representative Krause is a former lawyer with Liberty Counsel, an “international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life . . .”

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