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Family: Brain Dead Texas Woman Off Life Support

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January 26, 2014
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The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman said Sunday afternoon that she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case. (Jan. 26)


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