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Medicine and Law: Texas Life Support Story / A Discussion #1058401

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced. {See prior stories on January 8 and 9.}

(Dallas: Ed Lavandera) The Texas case in which pregnant Marlise Munoz is being kept on life-support systems despite being declared brain dead reviewed; details given about the family lawsuit demanding Marlise be disconnected from ventilators in John Peter Smith Hospital. [Husband Erick MUNOZ†- comments.] [State law writer SMU professor Tom MAYO†- interprets the Munoz case.] [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Jeff ECKER†- talks about the problems in examining a fetus.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with children's advocate Areva Martin and former prosecutor Sunny Hostin about the Munoz case. [MARTIN - talks about the Oakland teens case {Jahi McMath}; suggests the Texas hospital is drawing the case out while Marlise is dead.] [HOSTIN - says the statute is ambiguous so you have to go to court; states Marlise's wishes are not in writing; defends the Texas hospital and law.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Lavandera, Ed

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