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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Texas really just likes to kill people.

I know this is a bit late, but it's something that really spoke to me. First, in accordance with Texas law, a hospital in Austin attempted to remove life support from an infant against the mother's wishes. And here I thought Texas was supposed to be pro-life and in favor of protecting children. Yet, according to their law, hospitals are only required to provide 10 days notice of their intent to remove life support before the parents must find another institution to take them, oftentimes in the full knowledge that none will do so. So, in short, one of the most (theoretically) conservative states has something tantamount to an involuntary euthanasia law. Well, I guess that does make Texas truly conservative, in much the same way that fascist Germany was. This decision was best left with the mother, not some wonks at a hospital, and it only added to the already intense agony she was suffering because of this situation. My thoughts and hopes are that she, her family, and her friends somehow finds a way to move on from this terrible event.

Oh, but wait, there's more. Texas also likes to kill people for killing other people, moreso than any other state in the United States. With at least 385 executions since the reinstatement of capital punishment in 1976, that one state has put to death more than 1/3 of those executed in the United States in the last 31 years. Is anyone noticing a pattern here? The state of Texas just likes to see people die. Utterly and completely disgusting, but they're pro-life. Just ask them.

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