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Erick Munoz, center, husband of Marlise Munoz is escorted by attorneys as he walks to 96th District Court Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. A judge has ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling Friday in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family’s wishes. Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Erick Munoz, center, husband of Marlise Munoz is escorted by attorneys as he walks to 96th District Court Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. A judge has ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling Friday in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family’s wishes. Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Erick Munoz, center, husband of Marlise Munoz is escorted by attorneys as he walks to 96th District Court Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. A judge has ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling Friday in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family’s wishes. Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Erick Munoz, husband of Marlise Munoz, is escorted out of court by his attorney Heather L. King, right, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. The court ruled in Munoz’s favor and to remove his brain-dead pregnant wife from life support. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family’s wishes. The judge gave the hospital until 5 p.m. CST Monday to remove life support. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Ernest and Lynne Machado, parents of Marlise Munoz, walk to the 96th District Court Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. A judge has ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling Friday in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family’s wishes. Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when her husband found her unconscious Nov. 26, possibly due to a blood clot. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Erick Munoz, rear, husband of Marlise Munoz, stands in the doorway of the courtroom while his attorney Heather L. King answers questions from the media Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. The court ruled in Munoz’s favor and to remove his brain-dead pregnant wife from life support. Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family’s wishes. The judge gave the hospital until 5 p.m. CST Monday to remove life support. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

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