Texas court says girl stays on life support at Cook Children’s Medical Center, pending trial

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FILE – This Dec. 25, 2019, file photo provided by Texas Right to Life shows Tinslee Lewis. A Texas appeals court ruled Friday, July 24, 2020, that a hospital must keep the 17-month-old girl on life support pending a trial addressing the merits of the law doctors invoked to withdraw life-sustaining treatment. (Lewis Family/Texas Right to Life via AP)

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a hospital must keep a 17-month-old girl on life support pending a trial addressing the merits of the law doctors invoked to withdraw life-sustaining treatment.

The ruling came in Friday after the case has been making its way through the courts for months. On Nov. 10, Cook Children’s Medical Center in Forth Worth had planned to remove Tinslee Lewis from life support after invoking the state’s “10-day rule.” The law can be employed when a family disagrees with doctors on withdrawing life-sustaining treatment.

Doctors have said Tinslee is in pain and won’t ever improve. Her mother says she should make any end-of-life decision.

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