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Candidates vow change after brain-dead mother taken off life support


POSTED: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 6:30pm

They say judge erred, and vowed to tighten state law

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the removal of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman from life support has four influential Republicans running for lieutenant governor in agreement again: They say a judge erred, and vowed to tighten state law so it's never repeated.

But the first statewide televised debate Monday night in Texas' most competitive primary also revealed new distinctions — and new attacks — in a race among four big-name conservatives who are almost ideologically identical.

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Now why does this promise by 4 repub/teatrolls sound hollow? If they went forward touting beliefs that the rule should be amended to allow for humane and compassionate end-of-life based on a diagnosis of brain death, a patient's prior wishes, and the decision of close family, these 4 would incur the loud and rabid condemnation of their voting base, their repub/teatroll ultra-conservative right-of-right radically religious backers. Keeping a woman "alive" to incubate a damaged fetus is horrible.

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