Court Order Stops Texas Hospital From Removing Baby’s Life Support Against Family’s Wishes

The Daily Signal | 1/6/2020 | Staff
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A court order Friday prevented a Texas hospital from removing baby Tinslee Lewis from life support until the court makes a final ruling in the case.

The Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas, granted the baby emergency relief and ordered Cook Children’s Medical Center not to remove Tinslee from life support until the court makes a final ruling in the case. The court delayed a Thursday ruling by Tarrant County Judge Sandee Marion that the medical center can take the baby off life support against her family’s wishes.

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The court has not set the date of the appeal. Marion also denied a request by the baby’s mother, Trinity Lewis, to issue an injunction preventing the hospital from taking Tinslee off life support.

The decision means more time for Tinslee, the pro-life group Texas Right to Life told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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“Texas Right to Life is thankful that the court granted this emergency relief for Tinslee,” spokeswoman Kim Schwartz told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “It’s a prayer answered. This decision means more time for Tinslee. We don’t know how much time yet; that will be decided by the court, but it will be at least until the appeal is heard.”

Tinslee was born in February 2019 with severe medical problems and has been on life support in Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth since July, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Officials at the hospital say the baby is in pain and that there is nothing to be done for her, but the family disagrees. Tinslee suffers from a...
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