Bush: Mom Showed Me Her Miscarried Fetus

Moment helped prompt pro-life stance, says ex-president in Lauer chat
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2010 9:14 AM CST
Former President George Bush's wife Barbara, right, and former President George W. Bush's wife Laura wait for the start of a World Series game Oct. 31, 2010, in Arlington, Texas.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – When George W. Bush’s mother suffered a miscarriage, she showed her teenage son the fetus in a jar—an event that pushed him toward his pro-life stance, he tells Matt Lauer in an interview set to air tonight. “There's no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life,” Bush says of the experience, which he describes in his upcoming book (with her permission) “really to show how my mom and I developed a relationship," the New York Post reports. Click here for more revelations from the Lauer interview.

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