My thoughts and prayers are with the Muñoz family as they deal with an unthinkable tragedy — a pregnant mother who is brain dead, and a live fetus. (See: “When end-of-life wishes, law clash,” Monday)
They have not only suffered a tremendous loss, but they have the awesome responsibility to reconcile the issue of sustaining life itself. As a caveat, I acknowledge that I respect life including mothers and their unborn children. I believe the Texas statute has it right.
While the mother has the right to choose life or not for her unborn baby, that presumes a considered choice made by her. It seems presumptuous to assume she would choose death for her baby if she were able to make that decision.
I am hopeful the Muñoz family chooses life and that the unborn child becomes a living memorial to her mother.
May God comfort and guide this Muñoz family.