JPS lawyer’s role

01/14/2014 6:09 PM

01/14/2014 6:09 PM

I think it is wrong that Marlise Muñoz is being kept on life support when her family says doctors have declared her brain-dead.

Regardless of her pregnancy, which was in an early state, her wishes to not be kept “alive” should have been respected. I wish she would have put that in writing; her legal case might have been stronger.

In addition, I think it is rather interesting that one of John Peter Smith’s hired outside lawyers, Neal Adams, is an active member of the pro-life movement.

Surely there are lawyers in Tarrant County with no open affiliation to either pro-life or pro-choice organizations and enough expertise in common litigation issues involving hospitals.

I wonder if such a lawyer might interpret Texas’ law differently and grant Marlise’s wish. I would hope so.

— Lorraine Levine, Arlington

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