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The hospital says she’s brain-dead. Her parents say she’s alive. Who decides when to take her off the ventilator?

A North Texas family is fighting to keep their 9-year-old daughter on a ventilator, though her doctors have said she is brain-dead. But a controversial, unusual Texas law gives doctors and hospitals broad decision-making power.

Payton Summons.

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