Bill Frist on Families & Children
Republican Senate Majority Leader (TN, retiring 2006)
Damaged reputation by misdiagnosing Terri Schiavo by video
Frist sided with conservatives in March 2005 by convening an emergency Senate session to prevent the husband of a brain-damaged Florida woman, Terri Schiavo, from allowing her to die by removing her from life support. Polls show he damaged his standing
with the public after he reviewed video images of Schiavo & indicated she was “not somebody in a persistent vegetative state.” After a court battle over whether to keep her alive ended with her death, an autopsy found she had a severely atrophied brain.
Source: Laura Litvan in Bloomberg News
Nov 30, 2006
Voted YES on killing restrictions on violent videos to minors.
Vote to kill an amendment that would prohibit the distribution of violent video programming to the public during hours when children are reasonably likely to comprise a substantial portion of the audience. Voting YES would kill the amendment proposing the new restrictions. Voting NO would suport the amendment proposing the new restrictions.
; vote number 1999-114
on May 13, 1999
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-family voting record.
Frist scores 100% by the Christian Coalition on family issues
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