Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Yet Another Baby to be Killed by George W. Bush Law in Texas

This past March while Republican Leaders in Congress and the President were protesting Terri Schiavo, a hospital in Houston pulled the plug on a 5 ½ month old baby named Sun Hudson despite his parent’s pleas to keep him alive. Sun was too poor to pay for continued care and under a bill signed into law by George W. Bush in 1999 when he was Texas Governor little baby Sun was removed from life support in March of 2005 and died in his weeping mother’s arms. No Republican protested this. Did I mention that baby Sun was black and poor whereas Terri Schiavo was white and well off? Another Texas hospital tried to pull the plug (again using the law George W. Bush signed into law) on a Greek-American whose wife wanted him to be kept alive. Fortunately she was able to find another medical facility to take him before the hospital had a chance to pull the plug on him. Then the second medical facility threatened to pull the plug on him according to Bush’s law. His fate is still up in the air. The man is in a persistent vegetative state like Terri Schiavo. Republicans have not protested the treatment of this olive-skinned poor man either. Now another hospital in Houston is threatening to use Bush’s law to pull the plug on another black and poor baby. More info on this little baby fated to die due to Bush’s law can be found here. Republican Leaders are not rising to protest the ending of this baby’s life against her parent’s wishes either. This sends a clear message to the American People: if you are poor and/or dark-skinned it is alright to end your life whether your family wants you kept alive or not, but it is very bad to end the life of a white and well-off person even if her legal guardian chooses otherwise. Basically the Government controls whether you live or die, and it is based on your skin pigmentation and your bank account. The message could not be clearer. Either that or the Republican party was just using the Terri Schiavo case to increase their chances of a win in the 2006 Mid Term Election as stated in a memo from the office of Senator Mel Martinez (a former member of Bush’s Cabinet) to Republicans in Congress and the Republicans really don’t care about the lives of regular Americans.



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