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Offline Dharmakara

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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2014, 03:24:14 pm »
The judge just gave the order that the hospital is to remove her from life support.

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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2014, 04:49:33 pm »
Compassion to all those involved.

May they find freedom from suffering.
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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2014, 10:11:05 pm »
Update here

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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2014, 07:43:49 am »
According to the news (CBS) last night, the baby, which motivated the medical staff to sustain the dead woman's body is encephalitic, which explains to me why the father was willing / motivated to let go of his unborn child. The hospital medical staff made no comment due to HIPPA.

May all of the family members find mental equanimity during this difficult process.

May the dead mother and unborn child both experience beneficial rebirths. :pray:
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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2014, 08:09:25 am »
All the news about the babys condition came in the last week, the father was trying to have her put to sleep long before that, Ron. Also the news about the babys condition is all coming from the fathers lawyers, not the hospital.
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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2014, 09:50:17 am »
Like Ron said, the reason that the hospital hasn't been the one making public announcements is because of HIPPA. By the way, there's also the spectre of a law suit hanging over their heads because the writers of the law in Texas were on the news saying the hospital was deliberately misapplying the law, another reason they're still not speaking about it.

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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2014, 06:40:08 pm »
A slightly more uplifting story about a husband in the same situation, hopefully with a happier ending!!

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/02/03/Donations-sought-to-keep-brain-dead-pregnant-woman-on-life-support/UPI-61401391477175/
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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2014, 03:23:54 am »
02-21-14 Life Support or Not? - BBCorner

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Re: Family of brain-dead pregnant woman will sue
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2014, 02:14:27 pm »
an opportunity to see and understand impermanence and suffering
The non-doing of any evil,
the performance of what's skillful,
the cleansing of one's own mind:
this is the teaching of the Awakened.

 


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