Bush Laws in Schiavo Case, Texas at Odds

1999 Advance Directives Act


The 1999 Advance Directives Act in Texas allows for a patient’s surrogate to make end-of-life decisions and spells out how to proceed if a hospital or other health provider disagrees with a decision to maintain or halt life-sustaining treatment.

If a doctor refuses to honor a decision, the case goes before a medical committee. If the committee agrees with the doctor, the guardian or surrogate has 10 days to agree or seek treatment elsewhere.

Thomas Mayo, an associate law professor at Southern Methodist University who helped draft the Texas law, said that if the Schiavo case had happened in Texas, her husband would have been her surrogate decision-maker. Because both he and her doctors were in agreement, life support would have been discontinued.

WOW! Hypocrasy an lying in the Bush administration!?!?! Say it isn’t so!


WOW! Hypocrisy and lying in ANY Presidential Administration!?!?! Say it isn’t so!

Borrowed from you there chutz. Hope you don’t mind…