The controversial Texas Advance Directives Act, passed in 1999, allows doctors in Texas to stop life-sustaining treatment, after a 10-day waiting period, even over the wishes of the patient’s family.
Texas Alliance for Life’s Executive Director Dr. Joe Pojman said they, and other legitimate pro-life organizations, do accept the concept of brain death.
“So sad for this family. It’s a tragic case. They’re doing everything they can, understandably, to try to help their daughter. The simple reality is that the daughter is no longer with us. And, there’s nothing that can be done to change that,” said Pojman. “The family is struggling to find a solution. But, the reality is this poor girl, Peyton, is clinically, medically and legally dead.”
Reportedly, than two dozen facilities were asked to take her, but have refused.
“Death, including brain death, is a condition that everyone will eventually reach. We are very sad for Payton’s family who are no doubt experiencing immense grief,” said Pojman.