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November 8, 2010

Bush: Seeing Mother's Miscarried Fetus Shaped Philosophy of Life

President George W. Bush writes in his new memoir, Decision Points, that Bush’s mother showed him a fetus in a jar, according to the New York Post.

After Barbara Bush had a miscarriage, she saved the fetus in a jar and she "said to her teenage kid, 'Here's the fetus,' " Bush is expected to tell NBC’s Matt Lauer in an interview airing this evening

The episode contributed to Bush’s pro-life stance. “There's no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life,” Bush said.

"There was a human life, a little brother or sister," Bush told the "Today" host during the sit-down to promote his tome, which hits stores tomorrow.
Bush said his mother gave him special permission to recount the private story in print.
But "the purpose of the story wasn't to try show the evolution of a pro-life point of view," Bush insisted to Lauer.
"It was really to show how my mom and I developed a relationship."

Last week, the Washington Post reported that Bush said he personally approved waterboarding as a technique.

In a memoir due out Tuesday, Bush makes clear that he personally approved the use of that coercive technique (waterboarding) against alleged Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheik Mohammed, an admission the human rights experts say could one day have legal consequences for him.

In his book, titled “Decision Points,” Bush recounts being asked by the CIA whether it could proceed with waterboarding Mohammed, who Bush said was suspected of knowing about still-pending terrorist plots against the United States. Bush writes that his reply was “Damn right” and states that he would make the same decision again to save lives.

“Former President Bush should be ashamed of his decision to torture detainees,” said Rev. Richard L. Killmer, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture. “His decision to allow the use of torture was both illegal and immoral. And his excuse that the use of waterboarding ’saved lives’ is wholly inadequate and unjustifiable. U.S.-sponsored torture has cost innumerable lives of both American soldiers and civilians, because it has inspired extremists to commit acts of terror against us. It has cost us dearly. Torture does not make us safer; it makes us more of a target.”

The interview with Lauer will be shown on tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Comments

There's something more than a little bit sick about someone who would save their aborted fetus in a jar, and then show it to people.

These are the things of which nightmares and horror movies are made.

But the lives that were saved because of Bush pro-life policies makes the experience a positive one in the end.

"Aborted" fetus? It clearly said miscarried fetus.
And yes, it might be a little odd but it's not illegal.

"...which effectively caused the death of more women or drove more women to seek abortions who otherwise would not." Or are these more of the prog lib post mod's projected statistical deaths based on some liberal social scientist's theory.

Fetus just means "little one, or young child". It is not a dehumanizing term. And to save your baby so that the other children can see it is something a mama would do. To hang onto that child for a short time, to see him or her, to share the grief of the loss. Something a mama would do. Makes sense to me after losing 5 babies...
And to allow one man to be uncomfortable and even think he was dying to save thousands of lives is not torture... it is a radical love for the people of this nation! I praise God for men like President Bush!