Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Baby Killed by NHS Plan - Coming to a Hospital Near You

This is plain wrong on so many levels.

A woman had a premature baby in England, and medics refused to provide any medical attention for the baby, who died:

Medics allegedly told her that they would have tried to save the baby if he had been born two days later, at 22 weeks.

In fact, the medical guidelines for Health Service hospitals state that babies should not be given intensive care if they are born at less than 23 weeks.

The guidance, drawn up by the Nuffield Council, is not compulsory but advises doctors that medical intervention for very premature children is not in the best interests of the baby, and is not 'standard practice'.

James Paget Hospital in Norfolk refused to comment on the case but said it was not responsible for setting the guidelines relating to premature births.

A trust spokesman said: 'Like other acute hospitals, we follow national guidance from the British Association of Perinatal Medicine regarding premature births.'

The doctors and nurses should go to jail, and the head of the hospital should join them.

This is why we are very concerned in the US about "death panels". We are concerned that we will not receive any care at all, not just that the quality of care will go down. Even Obama said we should get a pill instead of having surgery. We see this happening elsewhere under a public health plan, and we want no part of it.

Why does the left not understand this simple truth?

(Oh, they understand it alright. They just don't let things like "facts" stand in their way.)

I don't care if Obama offers me a lifetime of never paying taxes again: I will not support nor will I submit to his "public option". He can kiss my ass.

From the Daily Mail and The Corner

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