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Bush Backed Texas End-of-Life Law, Critics Note

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Bush Backed Texas End-of-Life Law, Critics Note

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Bush Backed Texas End-of-Life Law, Critics Note

Bush Backed Texas End-of-Life Law, Critics Note

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As governor of Texas, George W. Bush signed a 1999 state law that set conditions for physicians to make end-of-life decisions, even in cases where that decision goes against the wishes of surrogates. In light of federal attempts to intervene in the Terri Schiavo case, some say President Bush's position on end-of-life issues is inconsistent. Houston Public Radio's Jack Williams reports.