Housekeeper put foetus in jar, not Barbara Bush

Washington, Nov 24 (ANI): During a recent interview, Barbara Bush dispelled George W. Bush's notion that it was she who showed him a foetus in a jar after her miscarriage.

In interview with CNN's Larry King, Barbara Bush elaborated on the miscarriage anecdote that her son George W. Bush told in his book, "Decision Points." Barbara Bush said it was the housekeeper who put the foetus into a jar and handed it to George, not her, reports the Washington Post.

King: You also disclose, Barbara-George discloses something very personal about you, which he says you gave him special permission to write about. He wrote that when you once had a miscarriage, you showed him the foetus in the jar.

Barbara Bush: No, really the truth is ...

King: We touched on it before. But we didn't elaborate.

Barbara Bush: I didn't put it in the jar.

KING: What?

Barbara Bush: It's not in the library. No ...

King: I know.

Barbara Bush: George-Paula put it in the jar. And I was shocked when she gave it to him to-but, you know, memories dim a little bit but, anyway. But he was very ...

George W. Bush had recounted the incident in his book, saying that that was the event, which made him develop strong pro-life views.

Bush described the incident in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer that aired Monday:

When Barbara Bush miscarried at home, she had young George drive her to the hospital. In her lap, Barbara Bush held a jar containing the remains of the foetus, George Bush said.

"She says to her teenage kid, 'Here's a foetus," the former president told Lauer.

"No question it-that affected me-my philosophy that we should respect life."

The interview that aired Monday is part of Bush's return to the airwaves in an effort to publicize his book. (ANI)

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