Yet another reason why I laugh hysterically when told that America is the freest country in the world:
“Attorneys representing the family of Marlise Munoz — a pregnant Texas woman they say is brain dead — revealed Wednesday that the ‘fetus is distinctly abnormal.’
‘Even at this early stage, the lower extremities are deformed to the extent that the gender cannot be determined. The fetus suffers from hydrocephalus. It also appears that there are further abnormalities, including a possible heart problem, that cannot be specifically determined due to the immobile nature of Mrs. Munoz’s deceased body.
‘Quite sadly, this information is not surprising due to the fact that the fetus, after being deprived of oxygen for an indeterminate length of time, is gestating within a dead and deteriorating body, as a horrified family looks on in absolute anguish, distress and sadness,’ attorneys Jessica Janicek and Heather King said in a statement.”
So the state of Texas is forcing the husband and family of a (literally) dead woman to carry a deformed fetus to term, despite the fact that the host body is (literally) decaying.
If we could go back in a time machine it’s clear that this would have been Jesus’ preferred outcome.
But executing people who weren’t given the full protection of the law (not told they could get legal counsel from their home country’s embassy)? That’s A-OK!
In all honesty I wouldn’t wish life in Texas on my worst enemy. What a deeply fucked-up place.