Mother Who Fought to Get Pregnant Daughter Off Life Support Wants Laws Changed

March 12, 2015 6:59 PM

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Mother Who Fought to Get Pregnant Daughter Off Life Support Wants Laws Changed

A Texas woman who fought to get her brain-dead daughter off of life support is hoping a new bill in the state legislature can help families avoid an ordeal similar to the one she went through when making end-of-life decisions.

“The state not only tied our hands, but those of the doctors and the hospital too,” Lynne Machado said at a news conference to introduce the new bill, dubbed "Marlise's Law. "What should have been an immensely private and personal moment for our family was used as a political debate. The doctors wer...

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