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Bush anecdote draws attention to miscarriages

His mother handed him a jar with remains of a fetus, Bush says


In an interview with Matt Lauer of NBC News, former U.S. President George W. Bush described his mother, Barbara Bush, handing him the remains of a just-miscarried fetus in a jar when he was just a teenager. This tale has started a conversation about the psychological impact of miscarriage, the New York Times reports, noting that, when a middle-class woman miscarried in postwar America, doctors would react as if there were no loss of life involved, and women would rarely discuss it openly. In recent years, support groups and therapists have emerged to address it. Most women don’t experience lasting psychological trauma, but some can be hard-hit, as if by the death of a spouse or any other family member.

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Bush anecdote draws attention to miscarriages

  1. From now on whenever some rightwinger says President Obama "doesn't get it" because he's not like us with his "Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior", I'm going to remind them of this sick, twisted tale of Bush's mother handing him her miscarried fetus when lil' George was a teenager. This one incident explains more about Bush's formative years, and how his warped worldview came to be, including his complete moral bankruptcy and 40-year, alcoholic bender, than anything else I've heard about him. While Dubya is certainly responsible for his depraved war crimes, we can clearly thank Barbara Bush for her role in shaping the recreational war on Iraq, the genocide and the torture that will forever be George W Bush's legacy.

    • I can't tell if this is a serious comment or not – seeing a fetus caused him to go insane and declare war on Iraq ?