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The Schiavo Case

In response to the passing of the afflicted Terri Schiavo President Bush asserted:

“In cases where there are serious doubts and questions, the presumption should be in favor of life.”

Yet….

As governor of Texas Bush oversaw the death of 135 men and women. In an age where law researchers claim that the death penalty process is fraught with error and where the Illinois governor (Ryan) declared a moratorium on the penalty due to his perception of its systemic fallibility, Bush chose to ignore the “serious doubts” and “questions.”

He chose the side of death.

So what’s different now?