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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Healthcare rationing to come

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- One of the greatest fears for the pro-life movement when it comes to a government-involved heath care restructuring bill is health car rationing that would lead to euthanasia. Now, Peter Singer, the so-called Princeton bioethicist infamous for backing infanticide, is promoting rationing.( Why is this surprising? If there is only a finite amount of government money available for various treatments, rationing of resources is inevitable. If proponents of government funded health care say it isn't, they're lying.)

His comments, which are already drawing enormous outrage, appear in a new editorial in the New York Times.

In "Why We Must Ration Health Care," Singer pushes a “quality of life ethic” and supports the system established in England called QALY that determines when a patient is qualified for medical care. ("Quality of life", for some reason that term has always carried an Orwellian ring to it.)

The system determines that people who are disabled enjoy a lower quality of life and should be less likely to receive medical treatment. (A practice which is already prevalent in the EU and has surfaced here in the state of Washington.)

Singer sets up one hypothetical and says he understands "Some will object that this discriminates against people with disabilities."

"If we return to the hypothetical assumption that a year with quadriplegia is valued at only half as much as a year without it, then a treatment that extends the lives of people without disabilities will be seen as providing twice the value of one that extends, for a similar period, the lives of quadriplegics," he writes. (This dispenses with the notion that all human life is sacred. Is anyone surprised?)

Singer is more crass in the lead paragraph.

“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?” (Hell, why stop at a few months? Most middle-aged folk have some sort of limiting medical condition, e.g. bad knees, let's just encourage them to off themselves.)

Singer says someone with the money would likely pay for the treatment, but he supposes members of insurance plans would prefer the patient die.

"If the insurer provides this man — and everyone else like him — with Sutent, your premiums will increase. Do you still think the drug is a good value?" he asks. (As a matter of fact, I would.)

Wesley J. Smith, a leading bioethics watchdog, responds to the article by saying Singer is "pushing his ongoing campaign to dismantle human exceptionalism and instill utilitarianism as the foundational value of society." (Ah yup. Soon we'll have full blown eugenics.)

As a result, Smith says Singer "would discriminate against the ill, the elderly, and people with disabilities." (Plus unwanted children, including orphans. The slippery slope doesn't have a short span.)

"Singer is merely conflating whether one would prefer to not be disabled with the intrinsic equal value of the lives of people with disabilities, as if both positions cannot be held at the same time," Smith says.

He notes how Singer talked about how Christopher Reeve was wrong to ask for his life to be extended.

"Using Reeve, there is no question he wanted to walk again. But that doesn't mean that his life had less value because he couldn't," Smith asserts. (

"Rationing would put bioethicists of the ilk of Peter Singer in charge of who received or did not receive wanted care. If that doesn't turn you off the rationing agenda, what will?" Smith adds. (Our lotus eating, kool aid drinking population that thinks it'll never happen to them because B.O. & Co. have said it won't will gladly sign on to this.)

Smith also says he is surprised that the Times would allow the editorial. (He still has thoughts it's a decent paper?)

"You would think that an ultra liberal newspaper like the New York Times–which claims to believe in human equality–would look askance at an advocate who argues that parents should be allowed to murder their babies if the child does not suit the interests of the family," he writes. "Illustrating how off the rails contemporary liberalism has become, the Times loves Peter Singer." (Well, he's hit that nail square on the head!)

2 comments:

KrisEveland said...

Need an aspirin? You'll recieve it in 7-10 days...if you're lucky.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I have no use what-so-ever for Peter Singer, never have, never will. I despised that evil s.o.b. ever since the late 1990's, when that S&%T head stated that he believed that parents should have the right to kill their children up to the age of three or four years, if that child were handicapped or deformed.

To think that Springer is the kind of person that the liberals look up to.

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