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Texas Paper: Bush Willing to Err on Side of Death as Gov.

HeadlineMar 25, 2005

Meanwhile, in Bush’s home state of Texas, a columnist for The Star Telegram newspaper has revealed that as governor, Bush’s position on cases like Terri Schiavo’s was diametrically opposed to the one he is now advocating. As governor, Bush signed a Texas law in 1999 that allows a person’s next of kin to make decisions regarding life support for patients whose conditions have been judged hopeless by a physician and a hospital’s bioethics committee. The column by Bob Ray Sanders is called “Bush Willing to Err on Side of Death in Texas.” It says there are 152 reasons why President Bush’s statements and actions regarding the Terri Schiavo case don’t make sense. That is the number of people executed in Texas during Bush’s tenure as governor.

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