Patient Advocacy

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About Patient Advocacy

The Texas Right to Life Patient Advocacy Program, operated by our in-house legal department, is designed to help individuals and families facing threats to medical decision making in Texas hospitals.

We work with a network of Pro-Life attorneys and a Pro-Life nurse consultant to advocate for vulnerable patients in hospitals across the state. Our services, fully funded by donations to our Patient Advocacy Fund, are free to every patient we assist.

A hospital may be pressuring you to sign a DNR, challenging your authority to make healthcare decisions for your loved one, or threatening to remove your loved one’s ventilator or other life sustaining treatment. You may be confused about some paperwork the hospital handed you, have trouble accessing a loved one’s medical records, or want to learn more about your rights under Texas law.

If you have questions or need legal assistance with these or similar issues, our team of rapid response patient advocates are here for you!


A hospital tried to prompt Tinslee’s death when she was just 9-months old. Today, she’s 3 and even went home from the hospital! Read Tinslee’s Story
Jose was given 10 days to live in 2020, but he’s still alive today! Watch Jose’s Story
When Jonathan suffered a brain injury in 2018, his estranged wife tried to remove his life-sustaining treatment. He miraculously survived and lived years after. Read Jonathan’s Story
A hospital planned to take away Chris’ ventilator after a 10-day countdown. Thanks to legal action, Chris continued to fight until he passed away naturally a month later. Read Chris’ Story
Carolyn didn’t die when her hospital took away her ventilator and dialysis against her family’s will, but the team had to pull off an emergency escape to save her life. Read Carolyn’s Story
Bill faced a 10-day countdown in 2021 after the hospital wanted to hasten his death. Bill passed away naturally before the countdown expired. Read Bill’s Story
Virginia’s doctors believed her life was not worth living. The hospital withdrew life-sustaining treatment against her husband’s will, and Virginia died six hours later.
Read Virginia’s Story
Michael was starved and left untreated because doctors said he had no quality of life as a disabled man. He passed away from denial of treatment in June 2020.
Read Michael’s Story
Four-year-old Clifton suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2012. Despite showing signs of improvement, doctors pulled the plug on Clifton against his mother’s will and he died in her arms. Read Clifton’s Story



Medical Power of Attorney – Learn more

10-Day Rule – Learn more

Brain Death – Learn more

Organ Donation – Learn more

Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders (DNR) – Learn more


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    Earlier this year, state lawmakers convened for the Regular Session of the 88th Legislature. This marked a unique opportunity: Texas’ first chance to pass Pro-Life bills without the obstruction of Roe v. Wade. While elected officials chose to ignore deadly threats to preborn children, they did provide new help for pregnant and parenting college students

  • A Medical Advancement That Temporarily Revives a Dead Patient? Meet NRP.

    There are over 100,000 Americans on the national transplant waiting list. Over the last 50 years the demand for organs has grown continuously. There is far more demand than there is supply. Specifically, there is an excess demand for fresh, viable organs. A recent medical innovation, normothermic regional perfusion (NRP), aimed to help with this

  • Controversial Changes Ahead? Experts Consider Loosening Brain Death and Organ Harvesting Rules

    Chances are, you know of someone or had a loved one who was given a declaration of brain death. What if we told you your state might loosen the rules to declare patients brain dead and harvest their organs? The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) is a group of lawyers that draft model legislation on important

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The Patient Advocacy Fund is part of the Texas Right to Life Educational Fund (501(c)3). This allows your gift to be tax-deductible.