Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: Your right to healthcare end where the government says it does.
First, a little mood music:
One of the little ironies on the “war against opioids” is that those who do need pain-killing medications are finding it hard to get the pain-killing medications that they need function, if not live, without pain, and even more ironically, those doctors who proscribe to relieve pain face harder barriers than those who intentionally want to use those drugs to kill!
“And here’s the thing: At a time when assisted-suicide pushers fear-monger about unrelieved pain as a reason to legalize doctor-prescribed death, physicians are so afraid of the feds they leave some pain patients in the lurch, thereby unintentionally pushing them toward suicide — assisted and otherwise.
“Making matters worse, doctors who intentionally prescribe lethal doses of opioids for use in assisted suicide have far greater legal protections than physicians who prescribe the same drugs responsibly to control pain.
” So, here’s where we are:
Legitimate pain patients are being abandoned to agony that could be relieved because the responsible are being swept up with the dysfunctional and criminal.
Doctors who practice the difficult specialty of controlling pain find themselves increasingly under a darkening cloud of suspicion and greater threat of government scrutiny.
Doctors who prescribe opioids to patients for use in assisted suicide are free to do so with without worry about oversight or accountability.”
If someone complains about how the state-ruled medical system is being horrid… they’ll change their tune… under pressure.
“A junior doctor has been forced to withdraw whistleblowing allegations against the NHS claiming he was threatened with ‘life-changing’ legal costs if he lost the case.
“Dr Chris Day, 32, flagged concerns about understaffing at an intensive care unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich in 2013 but was stripped of his Health Education England (HEE) training number, and forced out of his job.”
Remember how abortion was all about the “right to choose” that the government couldn’t make for a woman… or any other female even if they weren’t of age to be competent to say what otherwise happened to their body?
“A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.
“‘I am acutely conscious of the fact that for the State to order a woman to have a termination where it appears that she doesn’t want it is an immense intrusion,’ said Justice Nathalie Lieven in her ruling in the Court of Protection, June 21.
“‘I have to operate in [her] best interests, not on society’s views of termination,’ Lieven explained, arguing that her decision is in the best interest of the woman.”
Thankfully, there was a last minute reprieve.
“According to a Press Association report, a three-judge panel overturned that decision Monday following an appeal filed by the unidentified woman’s mother, a Nigerian immigrant and former midwife who opposes the abortion and has offered to care for the child. The three judges — Lord Justice McCombe, Lady Justice King, and Lord Justice Peter Jackson — said they would provide their rationale for overturning the previous ruling at a later date.”