We Warned You All, but You Wouldn’t Listen

“She said to her teenage kid, ‘Here’s the fetus,’ ” the shockingly candid Bush told NBC’s Matt Lauer, gesturing as if he were holding the jar during the TV chat, a DVD of which The Post exclusively obtained.
“I never expected to see the remains of the fetus, which she had saved in a jar to bring to the hospital,” Bush writes in his new book, “Decision Points,” in an excerpt Lauer read during the interview.
Bush said his mother gave him special permission to recount the private story in print.

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.”


Most families who have to go through the trauma of a miscarriage, and if there is a fetus, bury it in a ceremony.   I have a niece buried in a cemetery over off I 10.  Her name was Chelsey.  She was never in a jar.  And had she not been the first, her mom would have never shown her to my living nieces.



One response to “We Warned You All, but You Wouldn’t Listen

  1. It’s a shocking, horrible story, and W’s inability to articulate his thoughts makes it even more so. Who in their right mind would read anything other than something a little ill into his use of that anecdote as an example of his and his mother’s relationship?

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