Mrs. Munoz’s tragic circumstance involves two patients who must be considered. Furthermore, Texas Right to Life is greatly troubled by the definitive tone with which physicians are concluding that Mrs. Munoz is brain dead because that term is often misused, and because the criteria to make such a determination varies from doctor to doctor and from hospital to hospital. The lack of objectivity in the diagnosis of brain death allows for misapplication.
Based on the information made public, Mrs. Munoz is not experiencing multi-system organ failure or cell disintegration, and her body is supporting the growth of the child within her — all signs to indicate that her brain, though impaired or quiescent, is still ordering her physiological functions at some level.
Texas Right to Life prays for the Munoz family and that they choose life for both patients during this very difficult time.