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Parents fight to keep nine year old child on life support against wishes of Texas hospital

Posted in Euthanesia with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 2, 2018 by saynsumthn

Hospital attempts to disconnect child’s life support against parents’ wishes

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UPDATE: ABC7: The couple’s attorney, Justin Moore, said the delay was necessary to allow them time to find another medical facility willing to keep Payton alive. State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has scheduled a Friday morning hearing to reconsider the order after further developments, however.

UPDATE 10/01, 4:11 p.m.: According to the Star-Telegram, State District Judge Melody Wilkinson has granted the family’s request for a 14-day restraining order to keep the hospital from removing Payton’s life support. However, the judge “also scheduled a hearing for 9:30 a.m. Friday to revisit the order an take into consideration any new developments.”

10/01: Cook Children’s Hospital in North Texas is set to remove life support today from a nine-year-old child against the wishes of her parents unless the family finds another hospital to take her as a patient. Late Sunday evening, Tiffany Hofstetter and Joseph Summons, parents of Peyton Summons, made a desperate attempt to beg for more time for their little girl.

Image: Payton Summons child on life support Cook Children's Hospital (Image credit: Tiffany Hofstetter)

Payton Summons on life support at Cook Children’s Hospital (Image credit: Tiffany Hofstetter)

Payton suffered cardiac arrest a week ago and was placed on a ventilator. The hospital has since declared her brain dead, but the child’s parents say she is very much alive.

“My daughter’s alive – she’s here. We just need somebody that will give her a chance,” Payton’s mother told WFAA.

A message published to the family’s GoFundMe page reads in part:

We have until Monday to find transportation and a facility that will accept her in the condition that she is in. They are trying to legally consider her brain dead but her bodily organs are functioning on their own…

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Cook Children’s is the same hospital that, in 2012, attempted to terminate care for a child who was the victim of a gunshot. It attempted to convene an ethics committee but the committee’s ruling was delayed, and three days after the hospital had planned to end his life support, the young boy regained consciousness.

The hospital sent Live Action News a statement. It reads, in part:

The staff at Cook Children’s empathizes greatly with the family of Payton Summons. There’s nothing more heartbreaking for a family to face than the possibility of losing a child. Our clinicians, many of whom are parents too, work tirelessly to save children every day.

Payton arrived at Cook Children’s on Tuesday, unconscious and suffering from cardiac arrest.  She underwent an hour of CPR at home and in the ambulance on the way to Cook Children’s.  After arriving in our Emergency Department, our physicians and nurses were able to revive her heartbeat, but they were unsuccessful in resuscitating her breathing.  Payton’s breathing is currently being maintained through artificial means with the use of a ventilator, but she suffered a devastating injury to her brain due to being without oxygen for over an hour. In addition to dealing with the sudden blow of her cardiac arrest and devastating brain injury, Payton’s family is also coping with the news that the arrest was caused by the growth of a very large tumor in her chest that is shutting off her circulatory system.

Under Texas law, a person is considered dead when they have suffered an irreversible loss of all brain function. As is standard medical practice, we conducted a brain death exam on Payton approximately 24 hours after she was admitted to our hospital. The results were conclusive and showed zero brain activity, confirming that Payton is brain dead.  In addition, an electroencephalogram (EEG) showed no electrical activity in her brain. Per our protocol and national pediatric medical standards, a second brain death exam was scheduled to take place by a different physician within 12 hours of the first to complete the legal process of declaring Payton deceased….

Our doctors have assisted in that effort by calling two North Texas hospitals, but neither was willing to accept transfer because they agreed there was nothing additional they could do for Payton. Our hearts are with Payton’s family and we will continue doing everything in our power to help them through this difficult time.

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As a toddler, Payton beat cancer, her family reported, which gives them hope that another miracle could happen.

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Peyton’s mom pleads for more time

Payton’s mother told WFAA that the little girl has a mass behind her heart “that is twice the size of her heart. That is what closed her airways and made her stop breathing.”

But, Tiffany added, her heart rate is good and her organs are functioning.

“She’s still alive – give her a chance,” Payton’s mother begged.

WFAA reported that the hospital had intended to remove the child from life support last week, but extended it another week because the parent’s asked for additional time.

A hospital spokesperson said that the extension was granted to “give the family time to better understand these heartbreaking developments, as well as to provide the family opportunity to explore the possibility of transferring Payton to another facility.”

Parents say that they tried desperately to have their daughter moved to another hospital in hopes that with more time, the nine-year-old would improve.

“They’re going to do another brain death test, and then they can pull the plug, stop the breathing machine,” the child’s father told WFAA. “We want them to restart treatment.”

A representative for the hospital said in a statement to CBS11, “Per our protocol and national pediatric medical standards, a second brain death exam was scheduled to take place by a different physician within 12 hours of the first to complete the legal process of declaring Payton deceased.”

Cook Children’s Hospital claimed in their statement that hospital doctors assisted the family in contacting two North Texas hospitals, “but neither was willing to accept transfer because they agreed there was nothing additional they could do for Payton.”

As of Sunday evening, Payton’s parents had hired an attorney in the hopes they can buy more time. They vowed to not stop fighting until they find a facility that will take her.

“The hospital has granted us until tomorrow [Monday] at noon to find another facility to take her,” said the child’s mother.

“Your heart is still beating – there’s still life in there,” Tiffany said.

Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood to hold Cocktail Fundraiser in North Texas

Posted in Planned Parenthood Event, Planned Parenthood fundraisers with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

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Planned Parenthood’s Ft Worth, Texas, event, “Cocktails with a Cause” instead of cocktails without a cause I guess, will help them do abortions plain and simple.

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In their usual stealth way, the abortion giant is selling this fundraiser as a way to, “help Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas to continue to provide essential healthcare and health education services to women, men, and teens in North and Central Texas.”

The event will be held November 6, 2014, at Texas Pacific Station described on their website as, “Located at 221 W. LancasterFort Worth, the Texas & Pacific Station is part of the historic Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal built in 1931 and is Fort Worth’s largest and most extravagant example of 1920s Zigzag Moderne architecture. The main and women’s waiting rooms of this landmark building, built in 1931, were beautifully restored in 1999 and are available for party/wedding Ave. in downtown /event rental today.”

By the looks of things – these must be some pretty pricy cocktails:

Diamond Sponsor: $5,000, Platinum Sponsor: $2,500, Gold Sponsor: $1,000, Silver Sponsor: $500, Bronze Sponsor: $250

Perhaps I could suggest a cocktail the child killing chain could server: Bloody Mary !

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With 1/2 billion in tax dollars given to Planned Parenthood each year and their posh fundraisers it is no surprise that Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas pays their staff so well. An example is their latest 990 report from the year 2012:

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I wonder if Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis will make an appearance. After all, she never misses an opportunity to promote Planned Parenthood. Here she is at their February fundraiser:

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Rally in Dallas for Persecuted Christians

Posted in ISIS, Islam, persecution with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 5, 2014 by saynsumthn

The Islamic group, ISIS or ISIL has slaughtered Christians and other religious minorities in the region. ISIS has taken captive women and children and sold them as sex slaves. As a result, many Christians have been forced to flee the area.

Now, Christians in America are calling for an end to this genocide.

In fact, Dallas area Pastors, churches, and concerned citizens in North Texas are coming together to show support for these Christian brothers and sisters under extreme persecution in Iraq.

Believers and concerned citizens are joining to bring attention to the genocide faced by Iraqi Christians.

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The rally will take place at:
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street Dallas, TX
September 14, 2014 at 4:30pm

WHAT TO WEAR AT THE RALLY:

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The Islamic State in Iraq is painting an Arabic “N”–for Nazarene–on the homes of Christians.

In a show of solidarity, Christians all across the world are adapting that letter, using it as a social media avatar or a logo.

Attendees are encouraged to print off the #WeAreN (red and white) image off the Facebook page and either wear it or carry it. In addition, those attending the rally can carry a red cross.

A press conference will be held days prior to this rally and will include dignitaries and local pastors.

The Press Release reads, in part:

The deliberate targeting and persecution of Christians by ISIS in Iraq, as well as the blatant attacks on Christian communities throughout the Middle East has caused great concern and offense within the Christian communities of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding counties. In Iraq, many Christians are fleeing their homes and cities to escape the brutal jihad against Christians at the hands of ISIS. Many are now refugees in need of humanitarian aid. As confirmed by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity and the Vatican, 100,000 Christians are murdered every year because of their faith. Open Doors Ministry has stated that 9 out of 10 countries cited for the worst atrocities against Christians are Muslim.

Iraqi born Pastor Jalil Dawood of the Arabic Church of Dallas and Pastor Stephen Broden of the Fair Park Bible Fellowship will be featured speakers at the rally.

In addition, other notable speakers and pastors will be present.

For more information: Contact: Pastor Stephen E. Broden 214-394-0098 Facebook: DFW Rally of Support for Persecuted Christians http://www.facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians

Press Conference Details:
WHEN: Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Fair Park Bible Fellowship 1321 Rowan Ave. Dallas, Texas 75115

The media is invited to attend and receive additional information about the concerns of the Christian community on this important issue.

This Facebook page has been set up for updates on the rally. https://www.facebook.com/DFWrallyforpersecutedChristians

The Dallas area rally has received the interest of several other media outlets like WorldNet Daily KDKR, and the Janet Mefford Show, Janet Folger, and the Christian Post ( links below)

http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/isis-wont-stay-in-middle-east/

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/live-the-word-w-john-nieder-and-pastor-jalil-dawood-dallas

http://yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dfw-rally-janet-mefford-interviews-pastor-dawood

yourlisten.com/rally4persecuted/dallas-rally-commentary-by-janet-folger

5 Things Americans Can Do to Help Persecuted Christians in Iraq

http://www.christianpost.com/news/5-things-americans-can-do-to-help-persecuted-christians-in-iraq-125821/

Texas man goes to court to have his pregnant wife removed from life support and kill his unborn child

Posted in Life Support with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

Written by Carole Novielli (photo credits:/all photos unmarked=same)

BREAKING JAN 14, 2014

Marlise Munoz collapsed in her home last November from an apparent blood clot in her lungs when she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child. Her husband and other family members have asked the John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth to remove Marlise from life support after they were told she was “brain dead.” Ending life support would also end her pre-born baby’s life.

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So far John Peter Smith Hospital officials have refused to follow the family’s request, citing a Texas law that prohibits hospitals from removing life support from pregnant women.

That Texas statute states: “Sec. 166.049. PREGNANT PATIENTS. �A person may not withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment under this subchapter from a pregnant patient.”

Tuesday morning, Erick Munoz took another step toward fulfilling JPS’ wish for clarity, filing suit in Tarrant County District Court. In the suit, he says the hospital has diagnosed her has “brain dead” and that all life-sustaining treatments should be stopped.

Keeping her alive “makes no sense, and amounts to nothing more than the cruel and obscene mutilation of a deceased body against the expressed will of the deceased and her family.”

A copy of the suit is available here

The documents state that, “Although the hospital has not publically released an official diagnosis of Marlise’s condition, Erick has been informed by JPS, and from that information believes, that Marlise is brain dead. At the time of the filing of this document, Erick still awaits the release of Marlise’s medical records, for which the necessary releases have been duly executed and provided..JPS has informed Erick and his family that Marlise Munoz is brain dead, and as such, Erick asserts that she is legally dead under Texas law. Despite the fact that Marlise is dead, JPS refuses to remove Marlise from the “life sustaining” treatment, thus mutilating, disturbing and damaging Marlise’s deceased body, and further refusing to release it to Erick for proper preservation and burial…Erick vehemently opposes any further alleged “life sustaining” measures, surgery or treatment to be performed by JPS on the deceased body of his wife, Marlise. Erick has repeatedly expressed his wishes, and the wishes of Marlise, to JPS, to no avail. Defendants (including JPS) have instead consistently refused Erick’s requests to remove the “life sustaining” treatments from Marlise’s deceased body , and continue to perform medical procedures on Marlise against Erick’s wishes…”

The court papers further state, “Consequently, as Marlise is deceased, she cannot possibly be a “pregnant patient” under Section 166.049 of the TEXAS HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE, nor can Marlise be subject to any “life-sustaining” treatment pursuant to Chapter 166 of the Code…As a result, JPS should be ordered to immediately remove Marlise from these devices… Notwithstanding the fact that Marlise is deceased, even if JPS were to argue that Section 166.049 were to apply to Marlise’s unborn fetus, it is clear by the plain language of Section 166.049 that this Section only applies to a “pregnant patient”, and does not extend the prohibition of withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining support to a fetus…Marlise was competent when she made her medical directives to both her husband, Erick, and her parents. ..To take those rights away from Marlise, and force her to be subject to various medical procedures simply because she is pregnant, is a gross violation of her constitutional rights.”

Pro-life leaders are speaking out on this issue.

“The lawsuit launched by Erick #Munoz is nothing less than an attempt to kill his wife and #unborn child. It’s a sad mockery of the meaning of fatherhood and of love, life and law,” said Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life in a statement to Fox News.

PRO-LIFERS are begging the family and the courts to uphold the law so the unborn child can survive until viability:

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This past Sunday afternoon (January 12, 2014) a group or pro-life leaders held a prayer vigil outside the Texas hospital where a 33-year-old pregnant woman is being kept on life-support to give her 20-week-old pre-born baby an chance at life.

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As was expected the side of death protested for the removal of life support at the same time.

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“It’s about a life,” Timm Hobbs of Denton told the Ft Worth Telegraph. “We are here to support that baby.”

Hobbs was there with his wife Renee and two young sons.
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Pro-lifers were led in the reading of scriptures on life by Sue Cyr. “We know that baby was created for many wonderful things,” Cyr begins, “Revelation 5 You are a Holy Awesome God….Lord, you have told us we are our brother’s keeper and that whatever we do for the least of Thee we do for you,” she continued.

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The atmosphere was prayerful as media made their way to the pro-lifers.

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NARAL Pro-choice America has set up a petition they say is “for the Munoz family.” The family wants the 20 week pregnant mother disconnected from life support which would kill the baby. Pro-lifers oppose this move as it would kill the unborn child.

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Local Pro-lifer Carole Novielli responded, “What I find outrageous is that there is no written directive which spells out Marlise’s wishes. This woman has carried her child for 20 weeks, she obviously wanted this baby. Yet NARAL, who always claims to ‘protect women’ has decided to side with the woman’s husband in this case and to call for life support to be pulled. NARAL always sides with death and in this case it is the death of a woman and her child. When will the media call NARAL out on this hypocrisy? Regardless, Texas law clearly states that a pregnant woman must be kept alive in cases such as these.”

Novielli is interviewed in the news videos from WFAA below:

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Pastor Stephen E. Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship and Founder of National Black Pro-Life Coalition led the vigil in support of Marlise and her baby.

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There is a baby, the baby is alive and has a heartbeat and it is growing,” Rev. Broden tells the crowd. “So we want to pray that God will move and soften the hearts of the Munoz family,” he said.
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Being brain dead is not the affirmative biological definition of death,” Broden exclaims. “It is a created definition. It was created in 1960 by a group of doctors at Harvard,” Broden explains.

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The mother is nurturing that baby now, the baby is growing. Father we ask you that the child’s father would recognize that value and the dignity of that life and he would allow the baby to live. So we are praying now that there would be a softening of his heart and the grandparents that are involved and recognize that this is life. That they Father, would release their demand to have the ventilation removed, to pull the plug. But rather insist that they allow the baby to live.”

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The designation of “brain death” is a controversial one and presents moral and ethical issues, especially when the life of a baby is involved. There are many cases where babies have survived after the mothers have experienced similar situations to that of Marlise Munoz. There is a very strong possibility that Marlise’s baby could survive, given a little more time.

Here are some examples:

In 1982 a brain dead woman was put on life support for several days until her unborn child could be delivered.

Michele Odette Poole was delivered in 1985 after her mother was declared brain dead. Her father won a legal battle against the woman’s parents who had requested that life support be disconnected

In March of 1986, doctors successfully delivered a baby at the University of California’s Moffitt Hospital, whose mother was declared legally dead in January and was kept on life support to protect the child.

In November of 1991, Tracy Bucher gave birth to a baby boy after she was pronounced as brain dead. She was kept on life support for six weeks while her unborn child developed inside her.

In November of 1997, Lisa Nottingham was four months when she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was declared brain dead in August. She was kept alive by a machine until her baby could safely be delivered the following November.

Susan Anne Catherine Tores was born in September of 2005 after her mother was kept on life support for three months after being pronounced legally dead. Despite heroic efforts the child succumbed to a respiratory illness and died a few days later.

In June of 2006, a brain dead woman kept alive for more than two months gave birth to a baby girl. She was named Christine and her last name was withheld by the media.

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The Munoz family told Fox 4 in Dallas that when Marlise went down it was uncertain how long the baby was without oxygen. Erick Munoz said that is a concern for him.

Fox 4 News of the protests:

Is it possible that the real concern here for Marlise’s husband is the health of his unborn child rather than Marlise’s wishes which were never put in writing?” asked Novielli.

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We must save this baby. It is a person, guaranteed protection under the Constitution,” Broden told the Ft Worth Telegraph.

There is an alternative for the family. There are families willing to take the baby and provide a safe place for it to grow in a loving environment. If we err, we should err on the side of life,” he said.

“We feel great compassion for the family of Marlise Munoz and her pre-born baby. No one ever wants to be in their difficult and tragic situation,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue who suggested the vigil to local activists. “Marlise wanted this baby, and as long as there is a chance that he or she can be saved, we support John Peter Smith Hospital in their bid to follow the law and protect this baby’s life.

Cold weather forced Planned Parenthoods to close in Texas

Posted in Planned Parenthood with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by saynsumthn

PP FT WORTH MEGA CENTERPlanned Parenthood’s newest 6.5 million mega center was forced to close today on John Ryan Drive in Ft Worth due to bad weather in Texas:

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That was not the only location to close for Planned Parenthood Greater North Texas:
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The Camp Bouie Blvd center in Ft Worth also closed

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Planned Parenthood also closed their Lewisville center:

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Planned Parenthood in Bedford also closed:

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Also closed is the Addison Planned Parenthood, Irving Planned Parenthood, Plano Planned Parenthood, Mckinney Planned Parenthood, Central Expressway in Dallas,

Abortionist in Ft. Worth exposed by postcard campaign

Posted in Abortion, Abortionist, Anti-abortion with tags , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2010 by saynsumthn

A gynecologist who performs abortions in Tarrant County is the target of a vicious postcard campaign which lists his home and work addresses along with names of five of his staff members.

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The abortionist’s name is Michael S. Phillips- he refused to talk to the press.

Rest of story here