"DO NO HARM" is part of the philosophy and rationale within the Hippocratic oath that once was the standard by which all M.D.s practiced their profession. "I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death. " A phrase that apparently has been cast aside by abortionists and those who assist in Euthanasia!
Thank God most of them(MDs), still believe in the sacred trust they have to do all they can to bring a patient from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.
There are those whose attitudes toward babies in the womb, and old people who are either inconveniently ill and require expensive and time consuming care, or have some physical or mental defect, is that they should be "helped" to get on with their death!
The partial birth abortion involves putting a surgical scissors into the fontanel of the baby's head( a place where the skull bones have not joined together) and sucking out the brains! This is done because the baby has been determined to either be deformed or has a genetic defect that it probably will become a Downs Syndrome baby. So it is killed!
We have more and more people immigrating to this country. The population is exploding with immigrants, and many are elderly. The population has not grown because there are too many births. Abortion kills a million potential doctors, nurses, and any other occupations you can think of, that this now dead baby will never get to be. Perhaps a President!
The increase in the elderly population puts strain on the business of Medicine, and a big drain on the public Treasury in costs for Medicare and Medicaid. How can we pair this down?
Why not eliminate the infirmed, terminally ill and chronically sick old people? We can say we are helping them along, so they don't suffer. Some may even want the help in ending their lives because of pain or despair.
In the last 40 years this Country has gone from the religiously based country it was founded as, to a godless, secular, relativist and hedonic politically correct amorphousism. We have lost sight of the sanctity of life, and substituted, this precious gift from the Almighty, with: "It is my body, and I will do what I want with it and to it"! Freedom has been substituted by license! WE have become a country that has lost it's moral compass!
In 1997 the State of Oregon passed the first Law allowing the murdering of old and infirmed people. It had it's restrictions. Such as, the person wanting to end his/her life would have to submit a written request two times. Their requests had to be 15 days apart, and they had to have two witnesses signatures. One of the witnesses had to be a relative, OR heir, attending doctor, or a person connected to a health care facility. Sounds to me like an orderly at a hospice and a nurse could decide they needed more beds, so we will get rid of Herman in room 666 who is dying of emphysema, and keeps the other patients awake at night with his constant coughing!
Now from the "Left Coast" comes another petition to kill old and sick people disquised as a way to assist those who want to die in dignity! The petition is called, "Initiative 1000", it would allow doctors to administer lethal drugs to patients who couldn't do so themselves.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) "There isn't much John Peyton can do on his own except speak, and soon he'll lose even that.
The former Boeing computer programmer has Lou Gehrig's disease, which progressively paralyzes its victims. His doctor gives him three to six months to live.
He is using his last months to oppose a ballot initiative that would allow physicians in Washington state to help terminally ill patients end their lives. Only Oregon has such a law.
"What we're really doing, I believe, is attempting to eliminate the sufferer so we don't have to deal with them," Mr. Peyton said.
Supporters must collect about 225,000 valid voter signatures by July 3 to get the "Washington Death with Dignity Initiative" on the November ballot. The campaign has raised more than $1 million, more than enough for a successful signature drive, setting up a fiercely fought and emotional campaign.
Those in favor of the measure say it's not meant to encourage people to end their lives prematurely. That's what they say publicly!These are the same type people who decry capitol punishment and demonstrate against the war in Iraq, but killing old people is fair game! What a slippery slope to h##l we are taking!
"They are realistically accepting that their death is imminent," said Barbara Coombs Lee, president of the Portland-based group Compassion and Choices, part of the coalition supporting the initiative. "Knowing that, they want to protect themselves from unnecessary and unbearable suffering."
Outside Oregon, advocates of the idea, fortunately haven't fared well. California, Michigan and Maine voters rejected the idea, and bills have failed in statehouses across the country. But how long will it be before the Supreme Court declare it is a violation of the Constitution to forbid the"right" to kill oneself?
And to top it off, convicted killer Kevorkian, now paroled, will run for Congress in Novemeber!