Texas Woman Fighting For Her Life After Being Forced Off Life Support Against Family’s Wishes

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(Daily Wire) – A woman in Texas was forced off of life support despite the wishes of her family. In November 2018, Carolyn Jones, 61, was taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston, Texas for treatment for a stroke she suffered the year before.

On May 3, the Jones family was notified that the hospital’s ethics committee made a decision to remove Jones from life support. The decision was grounded on Texas’ Advance Directives Act which allows hospitals to remove patients from life support 10 days after giving the family a written notice.

In the 10-day period, families may transfer their loved one to an alternative facility to receive treatment but if they are not successful, a doctor can terminate treatment. CONTINUE