Justice Sandee Marion, Chief Justice of the 4th Court of Appeals, granted more time for Baby Tinslee Lewis before she would issue a formal ruling on a temporary injunction. A temporary injunction would prevent Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth from pulling the plug under the Texas 10-Day Rule on the 10-month-old against her mother’s will. Tinslee is now protected until January 2, 2020, from euthanasia as the family continues to work with Texas Right to Life and Protect TX Fragile Kids to seek another hospital that would care for her.
“I’m so grateful that my baby won more time today,” said Trinity Lewis, Tinslee’s mother. “A month ago, I thought I was going to lose my baby to this 10-Day Rule. But now we have more time to find a new hospital that will care for her and we want to stop this from happening to any other parent ever again.”
Texas Right to Life is glad that the judge granted more time for Baby Tinslee. Tinslee’s right to due process and her Right to Life are both at stake of being robbed by the deadly 10-Day Rule. We will continue working with Trinity Lewis until Baby Tinslee is safe, and will keep fighting this anti-Life law, which Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton deemed unconstitutional in his amicus brief defending Tinslee.
However, unless Governor Greg Abbott calls a special session to repeal the 10-Day Rule, Tinslee Lewis will not be the last patient victimized by this law. Texans who want to protect patients like Tinslee should contact their state legislators at (512) 463-4630.