Monday, March 21, 2005
  Right to Kill: A Texas Law by GWB

Right to Kill: A Texas Law

As signed by: GWB in 1999

§ 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
(gastrointestinal tract).

(emphasis added)

W might be running into a little credibility problem concerning his past statements about life.

1. "America stands for liberty, for the pursuit of happiness and for the unalienable right for life. This right to life cannot be granted or denied by government because it does not come from government, it comes from the creator of life."

A copy of W’s statement regarding Schiavo:

2. Text of Bush statement in Shiavo case

Associated Press

March 21, 2005 BUSHTEXT0322

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.

Isn’t there just the tiniest bit of conflict between: “right to life cannot be granted or denied by government� and this: “our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life�.

Check out this further bit of controversy:

Hospitals can end life support

Decision hinges on patient's ability to pay, prognosis

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 W’s “Right to Kill� law as seen in the following:

A Friendswood man in a persistent vegetative state was transferred to a nursing home in San Antonio on Sunday, ending a battle between St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital and his family over whether to take him off life support.

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 Avalon Place, which had rejected his application just nine days before. Facility officials confirmed his arrival about 11:30 a.m. Sunday.


Either the govt can or it can’t kill us. What do you support?

You oppose the Oregon “Assisted Suicide Law� because you say you believe in life.

I don’t presume to put words in your mouth, but it seems that you support the right to life if it’s convenient. It helps you get votes from a segment of the Republican party that doesn’t like to compromise.

What do the Right to Lifer’s think of your “Right to Kill� law in Texas? I’d love to be a fly on the wall at that meeting.

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