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Attorneys say brain-dead Texas woman being kept on life support has fetus with severe defects

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Erick Munoz talks about his wife, who is brain dead and being kept on life support in accordance with Texas law, from their Haltom City, Texas home. Munoz’s attorneys said in a statement Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, that the fetus that Marlise Munoz is carrying has several “abnormalities,” including a deformation of the lower body parts that make it impossible to determine its gender. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis, File)
January 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM

DALLAS - Attorneys for the husband of a pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman being kept on life support say the fetus inside of her is "distinctly abnormal."

Erick Munoz's attorneys said in a statement Wednesday that the fetus that Marlise Munoz is carrying has several "abnormalities," including a deformation of the lower body parts that make it impossible to determine its gender.

Attorneys Heather King and Jessica Hall Janicek say they're basing their statement on medical records received from John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The hospital is keeping Marlise Munoz on life support against her husband's wishes. Erick Munoz has sued the hospital.

The hospital says it's following state law that says pregnant patients cannot be denied life-saving treatment.

Marlise Munoz was found unconscious in November, possibly from a blood clot.

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