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Medicine and Law: Texas Life Support Story / A Discussion #1058823

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Texas legal case in which pregnant Marlise Munoz is being kept on life-support systems despite being declared brain dead reviewed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Dallas: Ed Lavandera) Medical information that the Munoz fetus is abnormal in several ways and the family position on taking her off life support at John Peter Smith Hospital discussed; Munoz attorney quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with ob/gyn Dr. Lisa Masterson, former prosecutor Sunny Hostin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos about the Munoz case. [By phone, MASTERSON - talks about the medical condition of the fetus and the need for a legal decision.] [HOSTIN - says this belongs in a courtroom because the Texas law is murky.] [From Los Angeles, GERAGOS - says the hospital has no duty to keep her alive and the law was passed to redefine abortion.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Lavandera, Ed

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