Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Law Bush signed as Texas governor prompts cries of hypocrisy

Law Bush signed as Texas governor prompts cries of hypocrisy

"In 1999, then-Gov. Bush signed the Advance Directives Act, which lets a patient's surrogate make life-ending decisions on his or her behalf. The measure also allows Texas hospitals to disconnect patients from life-sustaining systems if a physician, in consultation with a hospital bioethics committee, concludes that the patient's condition is hopeless.

Bioethicists familiar with the Texas law said Monday that if the Schiavo case had occurred in Texas, her husband would be the legal decision-maker and, because he and her doctors agreed that she had no hope of recovery, her feeding tube would be disconnected.

"The Texas law signed in 1999 allowed next of kin to decide what the patient wanted, if competent," said John Robertson, a University of Texas bioethicist."

3 Comments:

Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

What a Rat bastard he is!


Thanks for that article Kenny!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Paradigm Shifter said...

So much for State's Rights eh there Mr. Prez?!?!

4:17 PM  
Blogger Mr. Natural said...

The pResident never even READ a single appeal for clemency on death penalties during 2 terms as gov of Texass!

7:08 PM  

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