Posted: Jan 27, 2014 8:01 PM
Updated: Jan 27, 2014 8:02 PM
DALLAS (AP) Four big-name Republicans running for lieutenant governor say a Texas judge erred by ordering to remove a brain-dead, pregnant woman from life support. They vowed if elected to tighten state law so that a similar outcome couldn't happen again.
Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Monday night "we need to make certain that as a society, we are protecting life." Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and state Sen. Dan Patrick echoed similar sentiments.
A Fort Worth hospital complied this weekend with an order to pull life-sustaining treatment for Marlise Munoz and her 23-week-old fetus.
Stakes were higher in the first statewide televised debate but this foursome arrived well-rehearsed. Campaign aides said it was at least the 24th debate or forum featuring all or most of the field.