Parents of 12-Year-Old SCHIP Recipient Speak Out Against Right Wing Attacks On Their Son [VIDEO]

This post, written by Logan Murphy, originally appeared on Crooks and Liars

Bonnie and Halsey Frost, with much the same grace and dignity shown by Shawn Hornbeck's parents after their son was victimized by Bill O'Reilly, tell Keith about dealing with the attacks, including death threats, and debunk all the lies that were spread about their family by the rabid right.

To bring this whole disgusting episode into perspective, Keith showed heartbreaking pictures of Graeme and his sister Gemma in the hospital shortly after their horrific accident -- bringing full circle the REAL ISSUE -- which is the SCHIP program that made it possible for the Frost children to get the care and ongoing therapy they need, and is so desperately needed by millions more American children.

How can you look on these poor, broken bodies after the car crash and be heartless enough to say they don't deserve the benefits they received? How can you look at those children hooked up to a hundred devices and tell their parents that they should lose their home, or their children deserve their fate? Never allow the Republicans to call themselves the pro-life party if they have no problem begrudging these children their right to life.

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