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Frist: Gov’t Unwanted in End-of-Life Cases. The Senate’s doctor in the house has now had a change of heart for some reason. Could it be that the autopsy of Schiavo proved that her doctors were correct — she had irreversible brain damage, with her brain shriveled to half its normal size, or did Cat Killer Frist just take a poll for 2008 and saw he was on the wrong side of the issue?

The one thing I do know, the fundies won’t let him off the hook after this position shift. (AP):

Frist, considered a presidential hopeful for 2008, defended his call for further examinations of the brain-damaged Florida woman during the last days of a bitter family feud over her treatment. Schiavo was in a persistent vegetative state.

The case became a rallying point for right-to-life advocates, an important segment of the Republican Party. It also drew interest from those supporting the right to refuse life-sustaining medical treatment and led to charges that the GOP was using a family tragedy for political gain. Asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” if he had any regrets regarding the Schiavo case, Frist said: “Well, I’ll tell you what I learned from it, which is obvious. The American people don’t want you involved in these decisions.”

…Frist, R-Tenn., said in the full Senate that he supported what he called “an opportunity to save Mrs. Schiavo’s life.” A heart surgeon, Frist had viewed video ordered by a court and taken by a board-certified neurologist who had concluded she was not in a persistent vegetative state.

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