Right to Kill: A
As signed by: GWB in 1999
Â§ 166.002. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(2) "Artificial nutrition and hydration" means the
provision of nutrients or fluids by a tube inserted in a vein, under
the skin in the subcutaneous tissues, or in the stomach
W might be running into a little credibility problem concerning his past statements about life.
A copy of Wâ€™s statement regarding Schiavo:
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President Bush's statement today on signing legislation in the Terri Schiavo case
Today, I signed into law a bill that will allow Federal courts to hear a claim by or on behalf of Terri Schiavo for violation of her rights relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life. In cases like this one, where there are serious questions and substantial doubts, our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life. This presumption is especially critical for those like Terri Schiavo who live at the mercy of others. I appreciate the bipartisan action by the Members of Congress to pass this bill. I will continue to stand on the side of those defending life for all Americans, including those with disabilities.
Isnâ€™t there just the tiniest bit of conflict between: â€œright to life cannot be granted or denied by governmentâ€� and this: â€œour laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of lifeâ€�.
Check out this further bit of controversy:
A patient's inability to pay for medical care combined with a prognosis that renders further care futile are two reasons a hospital might suggest cutting off life support, the chief medical officer at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital said Monday.
Miraculously this man received a reprieve from Wâ€™s â€œRight to Killâ€� law as seen in the following:
A Friendswood man in a persistent vegetative state was transferred to a nursing home in
At 7:30 a.m., Spiro Nikolouzos, 68, was hooked up to a portable ventilator, feeding tube and other support lines and taken by ambulance to
Either the govt can or it canâ€™t kill us. What do you support?
You oppose the
I donâ€™t presume to put words in your mouth, but it seems that you support the right to life if itâ€™s convenient. It helps you get votes from a segment of the Republican party that doesnâ€™t like to compromise.
What do the Right to Liferâ€™s think of your â€œRight to Killâ€� law in