George Bush: 'Barbara Bush Showed Me a Fetus in a Jar'
Bush Abortion Stance Confirmation During Interview With Matt Lauer That Airs Tonight
Lauer's interview with former President George Bush talks about his new book Decision Points, and he discusses one section where he reveals the moment his pro-life stance solidified.
His mother Barbara Bush suffered a miscarriage when George Bush was a teenager and he recounts the moment that she showed him the fetus that she had stored in a jar.
"There's no question that affected me, a philosophy that we should respect life," said the former president, who had to drive his distraught mother to the hospital at the time.
She had put the fetus in the jar to take to the hospital and Bush says he never expected to see the remains of a human life, "a little brother or a sister" as he told Lauer. Barbara Bush gave her son permission to recount the story in his new book.
But "the purpose of the story wasn't to try show the evolution of a pro-life point of view," Bush insisted to Lauer.
"It was really to show how my mom and I developed a relationship."
His book is released tomorrow and no doubt will share many more moments from the former President's life.
In the interview with Lauer, he does not criticize President Obama, only saying that he "has plenty of critics - and I'm not going to be one."
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