Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Texas Legislature Begins Review of Futile Care Law

The Public Health Committee of the Texas House held hearings this past Wednesday, August 9, 2006 on the Texas Futile Care Statutes. It lasted from 10 in the morning until 11:30 at night.

You can watch it by clicking here:

You can hear my testimony by moving the little clip postion to about 6 hours 10 seconds.

But, the testimony that you should really go listen to is the priest on the pro-futile care panel. He begins at about 4 hours 44 or 45 minutes. Listen through until he comes on. He is connected to St. Joseph's in Houston.

His testimony is appalling. He begins by saying that the right to life is not absolute. He first uses the example that you can't kill someone else to live. Then, he segues into the idea that the right to life is not absolute by using the example of when someone is a burden to themselves, a burden to the family or a burden to society.

Just appalling.