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Hearing regarding brain-dead pregnant woman on life support set for Friday

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A hearing is now set for Friday in the case of the pregnant woman being kept alive on life support against her family's wishes.

Marlise Munoz has been on life support at John Peter Smith Hospital since Thanksgiving. At the time, she was 14 weeks pregnant with her second child.

The family says that doctors told them they believe she suffered a pulmonary embolism and that she's brain-dead.

The family asked to have her removed from life support, but the hospital refused, citing a state law requiring it to keep pregnant women on life support until the fetus becomes viable -- roughly at 24 weeks.

Munoz is now 22 weeks pregnant.

Munoz's family sued JPS last week, challenging that law.    

The judge on Friday will hear arguments and consider removing the 33-year-old from life support.

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