FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 2, 2020 CONTACT: Amy O’Donnell, Director of Communications 512.477.1244 AUSTIN, TX  — Texas Alliance for Life today released the following statement on Tinslee Lewis in Co Children’s Hospital and the Texas Advance Directives Act….

A great deal of controversy has arisen regarding the appropriateness of specific medical interventions of an infant named Tinslee Lewis, who is at Co Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. While we do not have first-hand details of Baby Tinslee Lewis’ medical condition, our hearts and prayers go out to her, her family, and all those tending to her needs. What we know from second-hand information is that a beautiful baby girl and her family are facing heartbreaking medical diagnoses and decisions on the best future course of care and action.

This case and others have been used to call into question the appropriateness of the Texas Advance Directives Act, a largely misunderstood section of the law that can affect medical decisions at the end of life.