Monday, March 21, 2005

Signed by Bush: Pulling the Plug as Bill Collection Technique

"In cases like this one ... our society, our laws, and our courts should have a presumption in favor of life."
– President Bush on the Terri Schiavo Case,


In 1999 then Texas Gov. George Bush signed a law that "allows hospitals ... [to] discontinue life sustaining care, even if patient family members disagree."
– Houston Chronicle,
3/15/05, 3/10/05

FYI....the reason for allowing hospitals to discontinue life-support is financial. Threatening to "pull the plug" is a bill collection technique. Seriously.

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