Life support has been removed for Marlise Muñoz, the pregnant 33-year-old paramedic whose brain-death case fueled complex debates about medicine's role in the beginning and end of life. Life-sustaining measures were removed Sunday at 11:30 a.m CST, according to attorneys. The families will now proceed with laying her body to rest and grieving the loss that has been suffered, attorneys said.
On Friday, a judge in the 96th District Court of Tarrant County, Texas ruled that John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth should remove Muñoz from life support by Monday. She was declared brain dead Nov. 26, but a Texas law prohibiting withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant patient meant the family could not have her removed from life support as they had wished.