Waxahachie family opposes Texas law following fight to keep 2-year-old daughter on life support | Waxahachie Daily Light
By: Ashley Ford
Alliance for Life Executive Director Joe Pojman, Ph.D., has lobbied for pro-life issues in Austin for 27 years and has played an integral role in the passing of major pro-life bills.
After the Daily Light referenced the Bravenec case, Pojman immediately voiced his heartfelt condolences to the parents.
“That is just so tragic, the pool accident, and the little girl that died from that,” Pojman expressed. “For any parent, just excruciating to watch. Our hearts go out to that family and husband and wife.”
Pojman went into detail on how death is determined by physicians and explained the process families take to appeal decisions made by doctors.
“Texas, like every other state, has a law that defines death,” Pojman said. “For decades now, Texas has had virtually the same definition of death in our law. That is based on very sound medical science.”
Pojman noted that doctors issue a variety of tests to understand brain activity, and once the circulation test exhibits zero blood flow, the findings are definitive.
“The cells die within minutes at that point,” Pojman said matter-of-factly.
To his knowledge, this code has never been challenged in court.