Doctors Can Ignore Your DNR Order If You’re Pregnant

April 25, 2019

(Popular Science) – The family successfully sued—the authors of the law in question said that the hospital was misinterpreting it, and the fetus was no longer viable. But in more than half of America’s states, there are laws on the books that put limits on the types of choices that can be made for a pregnant woman without the ability to make her own medical decisions. Further, in many states, that information is not disclosed on the paperwork people fill out describing what they want to happen if they cannot make their own medical decisions.