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styersc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 08:27 PM
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42. Bush's Flip-flop is clear-
in 1999,as Governor of Texas, he signed a law that said in the absence of written instructions otherwise, the life or death decision should be made by a husband (Guardian) and doctor, even if it meant the cessation of life supporting procedures..... (Exactly the claim that Michael Shiavo is making)......

in 2005, Bush says in the absence of written instructions otherwise, the Federal Gov't should tread on the states rights, individuals' rights and the separations of power to "err on the side of life".

In this light, and considering the recently discovered "Talking Points" memo urging GOP politicians to use this issue to advantage, one would be hard pressed to see this whole tragedy as nothing more then a GOP charade.

I've long had Terri Shaivo's parents in my prayers. My prayers seem more urgent now that I realize that they are in the grips of a tragedy and have, equally as bad, been set upon by GOP vultures who want to make a feast of their heart-break.
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