Prayer Vigil and Sit-in Planned in Response to Ordered Execution of Baby Munoz

Ft. Worth, Texas — Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m., the faith community will gather at John Peter Smith Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, for prayers in opposition to the unwarranted killing of Mrs. Munoz and her baby.

A peaceful sit-in is planned in the office of Robert Earley, President and Chief Executive Officer of JPS Hospital. The sit-in participants are willing to engage in peaceful civil disobedience in order to encourage the hospital to appeal the horrific decision by Judge R.H. Wallace, Jr. to remove life support from Mrs. Munoz and her baby.

A recent study has shown that babies in similar circumstances have about a 50% survival rate. All that is needed is just a few more weeks until baby Munoz can be safely delivered and cared for properly.

Operation Rescue has more than one couple who have volunteered to adopt Baby Munoz, whether or not he or she is born with health problems.

Please join national pro-life leaders, Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, and Pastor Stephan Broden of Fair Park Bible Fellowship and Founder of National Black Pro-Life Coalition, on Sunday, January 26 at 4:00pm outside JPS Hospital, located at 1400-1598 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76104.

“As Christians, we are compelled by faith to intervene on behalf of Mrs. Munoz and her child in obedience to Proverbs 24:ll, which states, ‘Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter,’” stated Newman. “The law that was meant to be on the side of Baby Munoz has failed to protect the most vulnerable. We cannot in good conscience stand idly by while this injustice wrongly takes two innocent lives.”

“We must make every attempt to save this baby. He or she is a person, guaranteed protection under the constitution. There is an alternative for the family. There are families willing to take the baby and provide a safe place for it to grow in a loving environment,” said Pastor Broden. “If we err, we should err on the side of life.”

  • Eileen Fitzsimmons

    I agree with the prayer vigil for Marlise and her child.. It could do no arm to wait a few more weeks…
    It is right, if we err, to err on the side of life, I pray this is not a money issue…
    Please give this preborn child the right to fight for its life,,, wouldn’t you want that right for your self?
    Sincerely,
    Eileen Fitzsimmons

  • liz rosemary

    Praying with you from Canada. This is so heart breaking
    in so many ways.

  • Marie j. Menz

    I cannot believe that th Munoz family would not want to give this baby a chance to be born.I see there are families who would want this child of God to adopt. I wonder what the baby’s mother would want. I am sure if she could speak she would want her baby to live.I hope and pray that the Lord will have a miracle and they will let it be born.

  • Catia

    I cannot believe the selfishness and lack of respect for this mother and child! I don’t think many people would want to be on life support, I know I wouldn’t, but if I was pregnant I would want every effort to be done to make sure my baby was saved. I would think Mrs Munoz would feel the same…but her husband in fear of being a single father and the possibility of the child having disabilities is thinking only of himself! What a dark day for humanity if the hospital doesn’t appeal!

  • Hoping for the best–prayer, and the knowledge that God can get them through.

    Catia said:
    “I cannot believe the selfishness and lack of respect for this mother and child! I don’t think many people would want to be on life support, I know I wouldn’t, but if I was pregnant I would want every effort to be done to make sure my baby was saved. I would think Mrs Munoz would feel the same… but her husband in fear of being a single father and the possibility of the child having disabilities is thinking only of himself! What a dark day for humanity if the hospital doesn’t appeal!”
    I certainly couldn’t say I disagree. I do however, hope and pray that the mother might live as well, if it is God’s will.
    Thanks for all of your time!
    Thanks for reading my comments!
    Please rate and reply!
    God bless!

  • Pat

    This judge is obviously defying Texas law. He should be impeached. The hospital needs to appeal the decision. In fact, I would never go to that hospital if they don’t do everything in their power to protect these two people and follow Texas law, and I’d be willing to wager that I have a lot of company. The hospital should resist to the point where they have to send the sheriff to pull the life support off the woman’s body. The fact her body continues to live means SHE IS STILL IN THERE. She’s locked in and can’t speak for herself. I would suspect that she knows exactly what is going on and is horrified, but unable to defend herself.

  • Ken Wilson

    These comments prove to me that you have absolutely no knowledge of Neonatology.

  • Marcia

    I bet nothing is wrong with that little baby. I don’t believe the report.