Marlise Munoz, a pregnant Texas woman who was at the center of a heated court battle over the meanings of "alive" and "dead," especially when there is a fetus involved, has been removed from the ventilator that had sustained her since she was pronounced brain-dead in late November.  The hospital had refused to abide by her family's wishes that she be removed from the life-support equipment, citing Texas law that prohibits removing a pregnant woman from the machines.  Last week, a judge ordered the hospital to comply with the family's wishes. More from