Hospital executives in North Texas were conferring Saturday with the district attorney's office to determine their next step following a judge's ruling that they must disconnect life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman, according to a hospital official.It appears that as many predicted the Texas forced birther fanatics are not ready to give up the battle. This statement made at yesterday's hearing by the attorney representing the hospital pretty much shows their position.
John Peter Smith Hospital spokeswoman J.R. Labbe said "discussions are ongoing" as administrators weigh the order issued a day earlier by Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. The hospital is owned by Tarrant County and is being represented in the contentious case by the DA's office.
Larry Thompson, a state's attorney representing the public hospital, told the judge Friday that the hospital recognized the Munoz family's pain and rights, but said it had a greater legal responsibility to protect the fetus.At this point I fear that we are likely to see this tragic situation turned into a sleazy political circus.
"There is a life involved, and the life is the unborn child," Thompson said.