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Medicine and Law: Texas Life Support Story / A Discussion #1059040

CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 24, 2014
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(Studio: John Berman; Dallas: Ed Lavandera) A judge's ruling in the Texas legal case in which pregnant Marlise Munoz is being kept on life-support systems despite being declared brain dead discussed; scenes shown from outside the courtroom; details given about the ruling against John Peter Smith Hospital, which said it was protecting the life of the unborn.

(Studio: John Berman) Live argumentative discussion held with former prosecutor Sunny Hostin, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos about the Munoz case. [HOSTIN - says the law is unclear in this matter.] [GERAGOS - calls the case outrageous because she was dead.] [From Atlanta, GUPTA - explains when a fetus is viable.]

Reporter(s):
Berman, John;
Lavandera, Ed
Duration:
00:09:50

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