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Texas Life-Support Law and Schiavo Case

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Texas Life-Support Law and Schiavo Case

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Texas Life-Support Law and Schiavo Case

Texas Life-Support Law and Schiavo Case

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NPR's Madeleine Brand examines how state law treats disputes over continuing life-support for the critically ill. She focuses on a Texas law, signed by then-Governor George W. Bush, that gives hospitals wide latitude over decisions about when to discontinue life support for patients.