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Brain-dead Texas woman taken off life support

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FORT WORTH, TX -

The public debate over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately.

Marlise Munoz was removed from life support on Sunday after John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth complied with a Texas judge's order. The 23-week-old fetus she was carrying was not delivered.

Munoz was declared brain-dead in November, but the hospital cited state law in keeping her on machines for the sake of her fetus. The fetus was determined not to be viable.

Munoz was admitted to the hospital when she was 14 weeks pregnant for a pulmonary embolism, according to NBC News.

Munoz's husband, Erick Munoz, had sued the hospital because it would not remove life support as he said his wife would have wanted in such a situation.

Texas law that states that life-sustaining treatment cannot be withdrawn or withheld from a pregnant patient, despite a "do not resuscitate" request from the patient or a request from the family and the hospital declined to remove life support, NBC reports.

Marlise Munoz will be buried soon by her husband and parents.

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