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Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Did you know...?
President Bush, when he was governor of Texas, signed a law allowing hospitals to disconnect life support for patients at the doctors' discretion, even against the wishes of the patient's parents or family?
In a statement released early [yesterday] morning, President Bush said he will "continue to stand on the side of those defending life for all Americans." But the facts make it hard to believe that Bush is standing on principle. In 1999, then Gov. Bush signed a law that "allows hospitals [to] discontinue life sustaining care, even if patient family members disagree." Just days ago the law permitted Texas Children's Hospital to remove the breathing tube from a 6-month-old boy named Sun Hudson. The law may soon be used to remove life support from Spiro Nikolouzos, a 68-year-old man. Bush has not commented on either case. [Source: Center for American Progress]
posted by JReid @ 9:05 AM  
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