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Dr. Mark Mostert: Euthanizing Children in the US Yes, its Here
Disability Matters ^ | 4/19/10 | Dr. Mark Mostert

Posted on 04/20/2010 4:45:34 PM PDT by wagglebee

The latest edition of a prestigious medical journal, The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, has published a very disturbing piece of research. While the study is very small, the fact that it was done at all suggests that there might be a larger problem across the country: Euthanizing children right here in the US.

The study, of course, doesn’t talk about euthanasia. Here’s the title: “Considerations About Hastening Death Among Parents of Children Who Die of Cancer.”

I see. It’s not euthanasia, it’s hastening death. Sounds so much more, well, clinical, don’t you think?

Essentially, the researchers wanted to know, in terms of actual cases and presented possible scenarios, what parents’ attitudes were toward euthanasia when a child was terminally ill with cancer. No surprise, the more the actual case or scenario involved high levels of pain and suffering, the more likely parents were to consider euthanasia

Sorry, I meant “hastening death.”

Now, if the study only used contrived scenarios, the findings would be important, because they show, among other things, that parents are ignorant of palliative measures that can make terminally ill children comfortable in their final days.

However, among parents interviewed who literally had terminally ill children with cancer, there were several who actually discussed euthanasia for their child with their doctor, and, in three instances, where parents reported that the euthanasia was carried out.

Frightening, and even more so when you consider how small the study was.

And, it’s absolutely probable that if it‘s happening in the two hospitals covered by the study, it’s going on all over the country behind closed doors after whispered conversations.

Killing children because they are sick.

Here in these United States.

This is how things started in the Netherlands.

Let’s so all we can to make sure it doesn’t happen here.



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However, among parents interviewed who literally had terminally ill children with cancer, there were several who actually discussed euthanasia for their child with their doctor, and, in three instances, where parents reported that the euthanasia was carried out.

I wonder how long it will be before Zero and his czars start denouncing the "worthless eaters".

1 posted on 04/20/2010 4:45:34 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 04/20/2010 4:46:10 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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I give up. The world is doomed.


3 posted on 04/20/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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4 posted on 04/20/2010 4:46:51 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I think either Zero or one of the famous czars (sorry, I don’t remember who, but it caught my attention) has already mentioned something about “nonproductive” people.


5 posted on 04/20/2010 4:48:21 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

John Holdren is the czar.


6 posted on 04/20/2010 4:53:18 PM PDT by Dianer0839
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To: livius

>> I give up. The world is doomed.

The World is doomed if we give up.


7 posted on 04/20/2010 4:54:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Soothesayer

Yep,I agree.We must be getting close to the end.


8 posted on 04/20/2010 4:56:27 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Dianer0839; Gene Eric

Yes, John Holdren probably was the one who said this.

We can’t give up, but I think one of the reasons for the attacks on the Catholic Church now is that the Church has held fast on this.

HOWEVER, there are a bunch of nuns who seem to be in charge of the Catholic hospital association who are out there licking Obama’s toes on this and every other issue. The Vatican has to be told that the Pope must get these ladies out of there and make the Catholic stance clear and unequivocal.


9 posted on 04/20/2010 4:59:00 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

The Nazis used to refer to “useless eaters”.The current regime in this country is not all that different.


10 posted on 04/20/2010 4:59:03 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop thinking about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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I’m about to reach the age to go before the death panel once Bambi’s plan is implemented. I’m going to refuse to go.

What can they do to me? Kill me? They were going to do that anyway.


11 posted on 04/20/2010 5:00:32 PM PDT by livius
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To: wagglebee

For an historical perspective.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_T4

this is how it starts.


12 posted on 04/20/2010 5:24:06 PM PDT by PeteCat
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To: PeteCat

Here are some more links:

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005200
http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/holocaust/h-euthanasia.htm
http://www.life.org.nz/euthanasia/abouteuthanasia/history-euthanasia6/
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/disabilities/
http://www.shoaheducation.com/t4.html

This article, “Useless Eaters” by Dr. Mark Mostert is the best that I have ever read on the subject:
http://www.regent.edu/acad/schedu/uselesseaters/text/2743414051_1.pdf


13 posted on 04/20/2010 5:32:37 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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The lefties still have to come up wiht a better more simpler word for it. Simplify the language, cut out all the non-essential words.


14 posted on 04/20/2010 5:37:18 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: livius

>> The Vatican has to be told that the Pope must get these ladies out of there and make the Catholic stance clear and unequivocal.

I agree.


15 posted on 04/20/2010 6:11:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: wagglebee

The line of when to start the “hastening” creeps and creeps and creeps.


16 posted on 04/20/2010 6:18:07 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: wagglebee

There is often no discernable difference between palliative measures and euthanasia. The intent is different, but the end result is the same.


17 posted on 04/20/2010 6:18:14 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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Everybody dies.
Death is therefore inevitable and can only be hastened for anyone, not just the immediately threatened.
Even if you are perfectly healthy and I kill you now, I have only hastened your death,
not brought about something that would never have happened eventually.
“Hastening” death by even a second is the definition of murder.

Most people are so easily fooled or their guilt lessened by the right euphemism.


18 posted on 04/20/2010 7:46:20 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
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19 posted on 04/20/2010 8:48:29 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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Please consider moving this important thread to News/Activism. It needs maximum exposure.

Thanks

20 posted on 04/20/2010 8:51:43 PM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available FREE at KnightsForLife.org)
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