Jeb Bush Uses Terri Schiavo Case To Burnish His Religious Right Credentials
April 14, 2015

Jeb is definitely working for those hard-right wingnut votes, isn't he? So hard, in fact, that he headed on over to Focus on the Family for a nice radio chat with our favorite "family values" group.

In an interview with the powerful Religious Right group Focus on the Family today, Jeb Bush touted his anti-choice credentials and boasted of his role in the controversial Terri Schiavo case when he was governor of Florida.

Bush told Jim Daly, the president of Focus and host of its daily radio program, that he was proud of his role in approving a number of anti-choice policies, including targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) laws designed to shut down family planning clinics and state funding for crisis pregnancy centers, which are notorious for peddling misinformation to women in hopes of dissuading them from seeking abortions.

“Terri Schiavo is another example of this,” he said, referring to his efforts to intervene to stop the removal of a feeding tube of a Florida women who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years, over the objections of the woman’s husband.

He insisted that he “didn’t go beyond my authority” in the Schiavo case, although Schiavo’s husband may beg to differ.

Yes, Michael Schiavo definitely has a different opinion. Does the term 'vindictive, untrustworthy coward' ring a bell?

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