Judge Sandee Marion, Chief Justice of the 4th Court of Appeals, denied Baby Tinslee Lewis a temporary injunction. The decision will allow Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth to pull the plug on the 11-month-old, but the family will appeal today’s anti-Life decision.
Trinity Lewis, Tinslee’s mother, responded to today’s ruling: “I am heartbroken over today’s decision because the judge basically said Tinslee’s life is NOT worth living. I feel frustrated because anyone in that courtroom would want more time just like I do if Tinslee were their baby. I hope that we can keep fighting through an appeal to protect Tinslee. She deserves the right to live. Please keep praying for Tinslee and thank you for supporting us during this difficult time.”
The appellate court will decide whether to grant Baby Tinslee more time through an emergency stay while they hear arguments from Tinslee’s lawyers and the hospital.
Texas Right to Life is disappointed that the ruling not only disregarded the Constitution, but also sentenced an innocent 11-month-old baby to death like a criminal. The 10-Day Rule has robbed countless patients of their Right to Life and right to due process. We pray the appellate court will identify how the law violates Baby Tinslee’s due process rights, revoke her death sentence, and strike down the deadly 10-Day Rule.