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Baby Born to Mother Declared Brain Dead 3 Months Earlier

Baby Born to Mother Declared Brain Dead 3 Months Earlier

A healthy baby boy was born August 3, 1993, in Oakland, California, by Caesarean section to a mother declared brain-dead three months earlier. The boy was four weeks premature and weighed 4 lbs. 15 oz.

"Trisha Marshall, 28, was then disconnected from life support" following the boy's birth. She was kept alive 104 days after the brain death.

Marshall was shot in the head on April 21st by a man she was attempting to rob; she was 17 weeks pregnant at that time. The baby's alleged father, David Smith, and his family asked doctors to keep Marshall and her unborn child alive until the baby could survive independently.

The Highland General Hospital Ethics Committee agreed and put the mother on a ventilator. Despite "temperature fluctuations, infections, and blood pressure problems," the baby survived in the womb.

The baby was delivered after doctors feared Marshall's elevated blood pressure would endanger the baby's heart.

[8/11/93 - National Right to Life News]

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