Operation Rescue Condemns the Senseless Court-Ordered Murder of Marlise Munoz and Her Baby

Ft. Worth, TX – Operation Rescue releases the following statement on the news that JPS Hospital removed life support from Marlise Munoz and her baby at 11:30 am this morning. The following statement is attributable to Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

We are grieved that the JPS hospital has removed life support from Marlise Munoz and her baby. As the term “life support” implies, Marlise’s body was alive and supporting a thriving pregnancy at the time support was withdrawn.

It is despicable that dehumanizing and deceptive language was used to refer to Marlise as a “corpse” and her baby’s condition as “incompatible with life” in order to elicit public support for putting them to death.

A human being does not lose their God-given human beauty or dignity just because they are disabled or incapacitated. This case just goes to show how far we have slipped into the abyss of a Culture of Death and how intolerant we have become of those who are seen as “inconvenient.”

We strongly believe that the order that led to the termination of life support is in complete contradiction to Texas law that was enacted to protect pre-born babies just like the Munoz child. The courts have failed this baby, the attorneys who should have defended Texas law has failed this baby, and the hospital has failed this baby. May this tragedy serve as a wake-up call to our society, lest others wrongly fall victim to this dehumanizing utilitarian view of life and death.

  • Sarah

    Who does this rogue judge think he is? There was a law!! How can he just decide the law doesn’t matter? The abortion mentality is a cancer just deeply imbedded into our nations’ psyche. We can’t shake it nor do we even try anymore. I am sick over the death of this baby.

  • Judith Kunz

    I am so sickened by the diabolical way this case was slanted and the lack of support with rare exceptions for the Munoz baby’s life. I am so sad that a loving couple that would have adopted this child, disability or no, were not given the opportunity. I have just returned from church and the theme of today’s Mass was that a people that walked in darkness and a land overshadowed by death will see a great light. How appropriate! Let us all pray that someday the light will return to our country and we will value all human life as made in the image and likeness of God.

  • Donald Davis II

    In this day and age, it’s all about money and power. The society as a whole is into the sickness, not the cure as the sickness is the way to make more money. It’s not a racial thing, it’s quickly becoming a genocidal thing. The worse is yet to come.