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  • Two UK hospitals incinerated the remains of dead babies for heat

    03/24/2014 2:57:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/24/2014 | AllahPundit
    Another 10 hospitals incinerated remains as part of standard garbage disposal protocol. Treat the unborn as “medical waste” and don’t be surprised when some facilities take that idea to its logical conclusion.The Telegraph’s headline implies that incineration was reserved for aborted babies, as some sort of final ghoulish indignity for the unwanted, but the story says the policy was broader than that. Miscarried fetuses ended up being burned too. Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’…One of the country’s leading hospitals, Addenbrooke’s in Cambridge, incinerated...
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care

    08/10/2009 4:12:10 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 47 replies · 1,169+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/15/09 | Peter Singer
    All the "best people" like Peter Singer, the bioethics professor from Princton who, a few short years ago, was advocating POST-NATAL ABORTIONS! praise Obama's Shovel-Ready Healthcare! Please read his article. You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? The costs of the current health care system are becoming increasingly clear, and public sentiment for a more systematic approach may be...
  • Why They Really Want to Kill Off the Elderly and Disabled

    08/08/2009 10:33:34 AM PDT · by FromLori · 37 replies · 1,873+ views
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 8/8/09 | Robert Wenzel
    What's really behind the push in the healthcare bill to limit, by government decree, healthcare options? It's because of the government's medicare Ponzi scheme that makes Bernie Madoff look like just a simple short-game grifter. As Gary North points out, Medicare's hospital fund is already bankrupt: This is taken from a March 25, 2008 press release from the U.S. government's Department of Health and Human Services. This year the HI Trust Fund will spend more than its income, and from 2009 through 2017, about $342 billion will need to be transferred from the Federal treasury to cover beneficiaries' hospital insurance...
  • What Does Ezekiel Emanuel Really Believe About Rationing? Age, Maybe. Quality of Life, Yes

    08/01/2009 9:17:00 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 48 replies · 2,445+ views
    First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 7/30/09 | Wesley J. Smith
    I have been doing a little reading about Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the head bioethicist at the NIH and brother of the presidents chief of staff. He is a supporter of health care rationing, which is relevant to the current health care debate. In a Lancet article earlier this year, he suggested that age be a proper method of allocating scarce resources, and indeed, stated that age based allocation is not invidious discrimination. From his piece: Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a...
  • Obamacare to Dictate End of Life Counseling

    07/21/2009 11:44:39 AM PDT · by paustin110 · 46 replies · 1,354+ views
    And So it Goes in Shreveport ^ | 07/21/2009 | Pat Austin
    Obamacare dictates end of life counseling every five years (or more)... See for yourself: Here is the section dealing with end of life counseling for seniors. This section talks about possible life sustaining treatment. These orders, of course, will be "standardized and uniquely identifiable throughout the State." This life sustaining treatment will be "guided by a coalition of stakeholders includes representatives from emergency medical services, emergency department physicians or nurses, state long-term care association, state medical association, state surveyors, agency responsible for senior services, state department of health, state hospital association, home health association, state bar association, and state hospice...
  • Obama Health Bill: Those on Social Security - Mandatory Counseling on Asst. Suicide

    07/17/2009 3:46:14 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 203 replies · 11,667+ views
    On Page 425 of Obama's health care bill, the Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier. Yes...They are going to push SUICIDE to cut medicare spending!!! And no, I am NOT SH--ing YOU! So those of you who voted for Obama have now put your own parents in dire straights...Congratulations! http://fredthompsonshow.com/premiumstream?dispid=320&headerDest=L3BnL2pzcC9tZWRpYS9mbGFzaHdlbGNvbWUuanNwP3BpZD03MzUxJnBsYXlsaXN0PXRydWUmY2hhcnR0eXBlPWNoYXJ0JmNoYXJ0SUQ9MzIwJnBsYXlsaXN0U2l6ZT01 Source: fredthompsonshow.com The official homepage for Fred Thompson.
  • Why We Must Ration Health Care

    07/16/2009 2:27:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies · 1,247+ views
    NYT ^ | 7/16/09 | PETER SINGER
    You have advanced kidney cancer. It will kill you, probably in the next year or two. A drug called Sutent slows the spread of the cancer and may give you an extra six months, but at a cost of $54,000. Is a few more months worth that much? If you can afford it, you probably would pay that much, or more, to live longer, even if your quality of life wasnt going to be good. But suppose its not you with the cancer but a stranger covered by your health-insurance fund. If the insurer provides this man and everyone...
  • Libertarian Group Condemns Sarah Palin for Not Killing Disabled Baby in Abortion

    09/17/2008 3:56:37 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 114 replies · 711+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/17/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A writer for a libertarian group has written perhaps the most scathing attack on pro-life vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin since the Alaska governor was announced weeks ago as John McCain's running mate. Nicholas Provenzo condemns Palin for the birth of her baby Trig, who has Down syndrome.Provenzo, who writes for the Center for the Advancement of Capitalism, not only bashes her for allowing Trig to be born, but says she should have made the so-called morally justifiable decision to kill him in an abortion.The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism bills itself as a...