"The mother down in Texas must be reading the Schiavo case and scratching her head," said Dr. Howard Brody, the director of Michigan State University's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences. "This does appear to be a contradiction." Brody said that, in taking up the Schiavo case, Bush and Congress had shattered a body of bioethics law and practice."
It's time to speak up about this kind of political posturing, and ask Congress to get back to work. Can you sign our petition to Republican leaders in Congress to stop grandstanding on the Schiavo tragedy?
So... it's okay to pull the plug on poor infants even when their mothers don't consent in Texas, but in Florida it's murder even if the legal guardian of the patient consents in accordance with the informal wishes of the patient. And both states have come to these conclusions under the steadfast leadership of the Bush family.