Monday, March 21, 2005

Texas "Futile Care" Law -- Murder by Hypocrisy

Whose right to life?

In all the controversy over Terri Schiavo, the termination of little Sun Hudson has attracted almost no attention.
The bottom line of the termination of poor little Sun's life seems to have been the cost of keeping him alive. This child, born with a terminal condition, was put to death against the wishes of his mother under the terms of the Texas "Futile Care Law." This act, which authorizes health care institutions to terminate life support for patients who have no chance of getting better, even against the wishes of their family, even if they are conscious, was written with the assistance of Texas Right to Life and signed by Governor George W. Bush!!!

It would be nice if the tremendous coalition of Christian activists and bloggers that has come together for Terri could turn their attention to this unconscionable act of state terror. Take a look at the story in the Houston Chronicle and Pirate Pundit's blog.


Blogger Bill Hennessy said...


Thank you for pointing this out. Actually, Michelle Malkin has discussed the Texas issue on her blog. I have not yet studied the matter, but I intend to. I am not aware that anyone is currently dying in Texas as a result of that law, though Ms. Schiavo's life is the balance. I will turn my attention to that matter when the Schiavo case is resolved.

If you know of anyone whose life is in danger in any other state, please feel free to bring it to my attention at once.

Bill Hennessy

10:53 AM  
Blogger Conscience Whig said...

Thanks, Bill. I'll link Michelle's blog to this one.



12:44 PM  
Blogger cynthia said...

Hi Sid,

Thank you--You brought Sun back to my attention. I admit, I read the transcript of Wanda Hudson's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor a few weeks ago. She didn't seem credible, and I was digging up a different story at the time.

I plan to come back to Sun and the Texas Health Care code once I fulfill my committment to Terri.

12:04 PM  
Blogger ArrMatey said...

Thanks for linking to PiratePundit. It's a lonely place, both literally and philosophically.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Conscience Whig said...

ArrMatey, nobody said it was going to be easy! But you're one of the keepers. Just remember, as Madison said, if men were angels, no government would be necessary. Your judges, flawed humans that they are, are doing the best they can.

9:21 PM  

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