'Here's the foetus': George Bush reveals moment his mother shared her miscarriage agony
George W Bush today reveals that his mother had a miscarriage when he was a teenager and showed him the foetus in a jar.
In a remarkably candid interview to be broadcast tonight, the former President said Barbara Bush asked doctors to save the dead baby so she could show it to her son.
On a subsequent hospital visit she calmly motioned to the jar and told
him: Heres the foetus.
The astonishing episode left a huge impact on the young Mr Bush and hardened his pro-life stance, causing him to lean further to the right on issue of abortion and stem cell therapy.
There's no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life, he said.
There was a human life, a little brother or sister.
The New York Post reported that Mr Bush made the admission during an interview with NBCs Matt Lauer, to promote his new memoir Decision Points.
He had driven his mother to hospital for an appointment following the miscarriage when she showed him the jar containing the child.
She said to her teenage kid, 'Here's the foetus,' Mr Bush says in the interview, according to the New York Post.
I never expected to see the remains of the foetus, which she had saved in a jar to bring to the hospital.
It is not clear when the miscarriage happened although it is possible it was before the birth of Mrs Bushs last child - George W Bush was born in 1946 and his youngest sibling Dorothy was born in 1959, when he was already 13.
Mr Bush said that the episode was so sensitive he had to ask the permission of his mother, the former First Lady and wife of former US President George H W Bush, to put it into his memoir, and she approved.
However he insisted the point of the story wasn't to try show the evolution of a pro-life point of view.
It was really to show how my mom and I developed a relationship, he said.
In the interview Mr Bush also revealed the depths to which he sunk during his alcohol-fuelled youth which became so bad his wife Laura would ask him: Can you tell me a day in which you haven't had a drink?
Well - it became - a love, said Mr Bush.
And therefore began to compete for my love with my wife, and my daughters. For a while, I was a rootless guy, and drinking didn't compete with anything.
I could easily have a beer or two, or a martini before dinner, bourbons, B&Bs. I was a drinker. Now I wasn't a knee-walkin' drunk. And I have concluded I was not chemically addicted, like some of my friends were, who required a 12-step program for some.
Alcohol becomes central to your life. And I finally woke up and realized that I did not want to live a life where alcohol was central. And I'm convinced, I really am convinced, had I not quit drinking, I wouldn't be sitting here as a former President. Because I chronicle a few incidents where alcohol made my quick tongue-- not only quick, but caused me to be stupid.
On his 40th birthday Mr Bush got drunk as a skunk and decided to go cold turkey and quit.
The next day, I quit. I said, I'm through. And Laura, bless her heart, kind of, you know, looked at me like, I've heard this before.
Mr Bushs book is not a conventional memoir but includes reflections on important decisions and moments in his life, including the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks and the war in Iraq.
It is traditional in the sense that Bush defends his presidency, including the use of harsh interrogation techniques on captured terrorist suspects.
In one passage he admits he got a sickening feeling when he learned there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
He also tells how he considered dropping Dick Cheney from the vice presidency in the 2004 election after he usurped his authority and became the Darth Vader of the administration
The lowest point of his time in office was being branded a racist for the slow response to Hurricane Katrina, an allegation he strenuously denies.
Mr Bush also revealed he once got so drunk he questioned a woman about her sex life - in front of his wife and parents.
Mr Bush said he asked his parents' friend the inappropriate questions during a dinner.
His outburst was greeted with total silence and 'serious daggers' from the guests. (11.08.2010, Daniel Bates) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1327757/George-Bush-interview-Ex-President-reveals-moment-mother-shared-miscarriage-agony.html
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