Texas: Killing The Fully Conscious
The Christian Right will get up in arms about a totally brain-dead woman being taken off life support in Florida. What about a fully-conscious 27-year-old girl in Texas with cancer who simply can't pay for her care? Because Texas, which allows such killing if the hospital deems it financially expedient for themselves, just did this, under a law Bush approved while still governor.
Think it would have made a difference if this woman had not been East African? Because some months ago I wrote here about a similar incident and lo and behold, the patient the doctors killed was black.
If Terri Schiavo were black, do you think the Christian Righties would have rallied to her aid?
And isn't denying life support to a fully-conscious patient against their and their family's wishes cold-blooded murder?
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