Judge Orders Hospital to Remove Pregnant Woman From Life Support

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This article deals with mature content that can be emotional for some students. It is suggested for 11th or 12th graders, but it could be appropriate for younger readers who can handle difficult material.

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You can follow this link to a short CBS News clip describing what happened to Mrs. Munoz before this ruling was made. (This annotation contains a video)
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.6
Imagine that Ms. Munoz was a member of your family. Would you want her kept alive against her will until the child could be born? Explain why or why not. 
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The fact that the hospital is considering an appeal indicates that they 
You can follow this link to find out more about what a compelling interest is, and how it is determined.  (This annotation contains a link)
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In your opinion should states have the ability to determine whether brain dead patients must remain on life support if they are pregnant? Explain why or why not.   
You can follow this link to a CNN story about a similar case in British Colombia. (This annotation contains a link)
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This is a very complex and emotional issue. Many states have similar laws to the one at the heart of this Texas case. Do you think the federal government should step in to pass a nationwide law clarifying this issue, or should it continue to be left up to the states? Explain your point of view.