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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Pro-Lifers Should Oppose The Entire Health Care Bill
President Obama’s health care bill must be stopped before being enacted into law. But the method many are using to fight this bill will ensure that it will become law. How are pro-lifers contesting it? Most want specific wording stating that abortion will not be funded. Since abortion is one of the cornerstones of the Obama administration’s reasons for enacting this bill, then there’s little chance that will happen. Since the main focus of the bill is about control, especially when someone’s life should be extended, then abortion fits right in with that belief. With that said, let’s assume that abortion funding is strictly prohibited. Pro-lifers will be giving each other high-fives, but WE STILL HAVE THE BILL!
The main argument from members of Congress is the cost of it. It’s obvious that the way to get the Blue Dog Democrats and a few others to switch their votes is to just cut a million here, a million there, and then everyone is happy. There’s just one problem - WE STILL HAVE THE BILL!
Another argument voiced by those opposed is that Obama and Congress won’t be obliged to be in the government health plan. They will keep what they have now. Once again, if the Congress buckles to pressure and places themselves under the same plan as all of us, then what is the big accomplishment? WE STILL HAVE THE BILL!
One needs to look past the marketing of this bill and concentrate on the facts. The main theme throughout is control. This bill will control who gets medical care depending on your worth to society. Two of the possibilities that might be in charge of Obamacare are frightening examples of this belief. A prime candidate is Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research.
In Health Affairs, Feb. 27, 2008, Emanuel wrote that the cuts will not be pain-free. “Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change.”
“Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others.” (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008).
He also says that medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia.” (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ‘96).
Probably the most incredible appointment is John Holdren as science and technology czar. What does he think about human life?
In John Holdren’s book, Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions: “The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being.” Maybe this is why Obama believes that even a baby born alive after a failed abortion should be left to die, since of course it’s not human.
It’s admirable to fight for or against certain aspects of the bill, but it is so massive that altering it slightly will not have much of an overall effect. This is something that shouldn’t be negotiated. The bill should totally be defeated, or we will have a life or death issue for everyone decided by the health care czar and his bureaucrat assistants.
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