Baby Tinslee Lewis, the 9-month-old at the center of a 10-day dispute with Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, will be protected until December 10, 2019. The family’s lawyers, provided by Texas Right to Life, and Cook Children’s agreed to extend the temporary restraining order, allowing our patient advocacy team more time to secure a transfer.
The original court hearing that was scheduled this Friday, November 22, will no longer occur. A new hearing is not yet set but will take place sometime between December 4-10. During this hearing, a judge will decide whether to grant a temporary injunction, which will extend Tinslee’s safety beyond December 10, or to allow Cook Children’s to pull the plug on Baby Tinslee afterward.
We praise God for this extension of time, which grants Tinslee more than a month of life after the hospital was initially set to pull the plug on the baby on November 10.
We call on Governor Greg Abbott to convene a special session to end this deadly 10-Day Rule.