Euthanasia being supported

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    Lawmakers Confirm House Health Care Bill Promotes Euthanasia Among Elderly

    Betsy McCaughey, the former New York lieutenant government who is now a patient's rights advocate, notes that the government-run health care plan would require "end of life" counseling for seniors.

    The counseling, she says, would be focused on telling seniors how to end their lives sooner.

    In a statement sent to LifeNews.com House Republican Leader John Boehner Republican Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus McCotter confirm those fears.

    "Section 1233 of the House-drafted legislation encourages health care providers to provide their Medicare patients with counseling on ‘the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration’ and other end of life treatments,'" the pair say.


    It says here that this new bill will support Euphanasia by doing end of life counseling sessions and such. Is this true that it will be ordered by the government that doctors enroll their elderly patients in what is a basic "Go ahead and kill yourself" counseling sessions?

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    no.
     
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    Has the debate descended to these depths? The insurance companies and their mates must be worried.
     
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    The T and the P are no where near each other on the keyboard.
     
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    It was just a euthanism, perhaps.







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    LONDON, July 31, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a case that is being hailed as a victory for proponents of assisted suicide, Britain's Law Lords have ruled that the public prosecutors must "clarify" current law on the issue. The House of Lords judicial committee ruled yesterday that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for England and Wales must issue "guidance" on when and in what circumstances the law making it a criminal offense to assist suicide will be prosecuted.
    Britain's Law Lords Rule in Favor of Assisted Suicide Seeker
     
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    Yes PC. What's the point though?
     
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    It's a seperate topic than the regular fear mongering that is going on with the current situation, but physician assisted suicide is legal in Oregon and has been utilized by only a handful of patients.

    Underlying PAS is a patient's right to autonomy in making a decision over their life (as opposed to someone making it for them) and of being of sound mind to make the decision. I can't link the entire JAMA article, but here is the abstract:

    JAMA -- Abstract: Facing Requests for Physician-Assisted Suicide: Toward a Practical and Principled Clinical Skill Set, August 19, 1998, Emanuel 280 (7): 643
     
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    you are quick to call it fear mongering and slow to explain why the dems want to cut 500 billion dollars from the medicare program and then explain who will be denied care! :lol::lol:
     
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    That's what happens when they get their information on this subject from a site called "lifenews"

    And once again, they distort, twist and propagandize.

    Reality: Perhaps the discussion should more appropriately be under what circumstances should we permit euthanasia?

    we're kinder to our pets sometimes than we are to people.
     
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