Once again we see the transformed republican Party for what they are...the Rhetoric Party.
Bush spoke, by phone and not on the WH website, to abortion foes regarding life. (emphasis mine)
"You believe, as I do, that every human life has value, that the strong have a duty to protect the weak, and that the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence apply to everyone, not just to those considered healthy or wanted or convenient," Bush told the abortion foes.
"These principles call us to defend the sick and the dying, persons with disabilities and birth defects, all who are weak and vulnerable, especially unborn children," the president said.
Sick and the dying. What an insult to the people of this country considering Bushâ€™s actions while
The following is a partial copy of a previous post of mine:
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 heâ€™s lying or we have to get out the hair splitter. It seems that his speeches support broad agendas and rules, while his actual laws donâ€™t reflect his speeches.
If the laws that he signed in
Iâ€™m sure there are many bills that are signed that donâ€™t reflect the true positions of a president, but to continue to let stand previous speeches vowing that â€˜life canâ€™t be granted or denied by govtâ€™, seems disingenuous at best...
...and an outright lie to anyone without Republican Family Values stuck in their ears.