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Hospital to pull life support for pregnant, brain-dead Texas woman following judge's order

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Erick Munoz stands with an undated copy of a photograph of himself, left, with wife Marlise and their son Mateo, in Haltom City, Texas. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, issued a statement Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 that said the hospital it will remove life support from Marlise Munoz, following a judge’s order that it was misapplying state law to disregard her family’s wishes. The statement did not say when the hospital would pull life support. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Ron T. Ennis, File)
January 26, 2014 - 9:58 AM

DALLAS - A Texas hospital says it will follow a judge's order to remove life support from a pregnant, brain-dead woman.

J.R. Labbe, a spokeswoman for John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, issued a statement Sunday that said the hospital "will follow the court order" issued Friday in the case of Marlise Munoz.

Judge R.H. Wallace gave the Fort Worth hospital until Monday at 5 p.m. to comply with his ruling to remove Munoz from life support, which her husband Erick Munoz says she would have wanted.

She was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot.

The hospital says in the statement that it saw its role as "not to make nor contest law but to follow it."

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