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Vermont and Maryland Have Legalized DNR Orders Without Consent
http://www.lifenews.com ^ | June 20, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 06/20/2013 1:51:03 PM PDT by lowbridge

Patient autonomy is fast becoming a one-way street. Choose to die by refusing life-sustaining treatment–sacrosanct! Want to live with life-sustaining treatment? Not your call.

I recently helped successfully fight an attempt in Texas (SB 303) to legalize no consent DNRs. But they have been passed in VT and MD.

(Excerpt) Read more at lifenews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; maryland; obamacare; sourcetitlenoturl; vermont; zerocare

1 posted on 06/20/2013 1:51:03 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
Death panels?

What death panels?

2 posted on 06/20/2013 1:53:35 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: lowbridge

We’re going to need a new Underground Railroad for our sick and elderly to escape this regime’s plans for them.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 1:58:53 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: lowbridge

“We simply have to get rid of all these old people who are eating, breathing and consuming money that needs to go to the Gibbsmedats.”


4 posted on 06/20/2013 2:00:30 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Slump Tester

Believe it or not, this has actually caused a big uproar down here in Southern Vermont. Not for the reason you think, however. Hospitals want the ability to opt out of this because they don’t want the liability. The hospital I’m most likely to use all but told the governor to take a hike.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 2:01:51 PM PDT by k4gypsyrose
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To: lowbridge

My parents live in VT. smh


6 posted on 06/20/2013 2:05:21 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (Is there even a republic left?)
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To: lowbridge

My dad had a DNR. A huge chunk of his heart was dead and he was in tremendous pain. He had made his peace and wanted to go. The hospital staff made a full-court press with each new family member to get the DNR overridden. This, despite the fact dad had given my sister a lawyer written power of attorney and she had informed the staff that nobody else had one. Fortunately, every family member was on board with Dad’s wishes. Dad had been abundantly clear. The doctor decided to punish/pressure us by saying that the DNR meant he could withhold fluids. We had pour water down Dad’s throat.

That doctor was one of the worst pieces of work I have ever come across. Imperious and condescending, to say the least. The patient’s wishes meant nothing. I still can’t figure out what his motivation was. Dad was 95 and had been in declining health for 10 years. It’s not like any procedure could have done anything but brought him more pain.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 2:09:21 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: lowbridge

Why allow life-sustaining treatment when there’s money to be made in N organ industry? People are willing to pay big bucks for hearts, livers, spleens, etc./s

I’m surprised they’re not harvesting parts while these people are still alive...


8 posted on 06/20/2013 2:15:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: Slump Tester

..... Death panels?

What death panels?” ******

I think Sara Palin is due an Apology from those folks

TT


9 posted on 06/20/2013 2:19:17 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: lowbridge

What ever haehned to that “Do no harm thingee?”


10 posted on 06/20/2013 2:29:45 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: navyblue

happened


11 posted on 06/20/2013 2:31:17 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: lowbridge

Duty to die.

Democrat friend unionista needs your heart? liver? kidneys?

then the conclusion is you must die.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 2:31:48 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lowbridge

Can they recall governors and legislators in those states?


13 posted on 06/20/2013 2:34:06 PM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: ScottinVA
We’re here for your liver

Monty Python - graphic

14 posted on 06/20/2013 2:48:39 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Slump Tester

LOL! Death panels come to life!

Hopefully any DNR order against me without consent would result in armed family members at the hospital.


15 posted on 06/20/2013 2:54:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: lowbridge

Americans are now to be USED for their organs for
criminal illegals and families of the US Congress.

Thank you, Mitt Romney and Baraq Obama.


16 posted on 06/20/2013 3:47:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: All

17 posted on 06/20/2013 3:51:33 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: lowbridge; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

But of course. It IS Maryland . . .

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


18 posted on 06/20/2013 5:29:57 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: lowbridge

Oh, I thought we were discussing Dept of Natural Resources. It certainly would fit.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 5:41:58 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Diogenesis

yeah, we couldn’t have a real American businessman with a lovely wife and nice kids being president....we much rather have a probably bisexual muslim communist instead......


20 posted on 06/21/2013 12:53:39 AM PDT by cherry
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To: lowbridge

Even before this change family members were allowed to with hold food and water from patients. You have to be a true SOB to watch a sick person die of thirst.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 7:46:30 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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