The UK’s health system is run by the National Health Service (NHS) and is funded mostly by taxes. Different “care pathways” are used to manage each patient’s health depending on the severity of illness. If the doctor decides that the patient’s condition is beyond treatable, and death is imminent, the patient is put on the “Liverpool Care Pathway for the dying patient” (LCP). The LCP functions much like hospice care here in the U.S. Its function is to keep patients as comfortable and pain-free as possible in their last hours of life. Nourishment is provided by tube, strong sedatives such as morphine are administered, and since treatment for their illness is halted, patients usually die within about 33 hours of being placed on the LCP. Nearly 30% of people who die in the hospital every year in the UK are people on the LCP. That’s about 130,000 people.
For years, people have been trying to sound the alarm that doctors are taking advantage of this particular care pathway by using it as a tool to euthanize thousands of elderly patients per year. According to Professor Pullicino, an English neurologist, many patients’ conditions are not properly analyzed prior to being placed on the LCP and are placed there simply to free up beds or to get rid of difficult-to-deal-with elderly patients. Many of these patients could have lived much longer if it weren’t for being put on the LCP prematurely.
Now, it’s being reported by the Daily Mail that newborn babies are also being put on “end-of-life” plans on the LCP. One doctor has even admitted killing ten babies in just one neonatal unit in a hospital:
“One doctor has admitted starving and dehydrating ten babies to death in the neonatal unit of one hospital alone. Writing in a leading medical journal, the physician revealed the process can take an average of ten days during which a baby becomes ‘smaller and shrunken.’ The LCP – on which 130,000 elderly and terminally ill adult patients die each year – is now the subject of an independent inquiry ordered by ministers. The investigation, which will include child patients, will look at whether cash payments to hospitals to hit death pathway targets have influenced doctors’ decisions. Medical critics of the LCP insist it is impossible to say when a patient will die, and as a result the LCP death becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. They say it is a form of euthanasia, used to clear hospital beds and save the NHS money.”
This is the future of Obamacare, and it’s one of many reasons it needs to be completely destroyed. It doesn’t need adjustment or tinkering around the edges. Obamacare needs to be euthanized and aborted.
The American culture has already accepted the practice of abortion as a woman’s right. We’ve already accepted the practice of euthanasia for elderly people when doctors decide that they’re “too far gone.” In the next several years, expect our culture to grow to accept infant euthanasia, which is nothing more than infanticide. Expect to hear more and more news stories of parents consenting to have their newborn babies “put out of their misery” when doctors tell them that their newborn child was born with an abnormality, a congenital condition, mental retardation or a genetic predisposition for some disease. Parents wouldn’t want the added responsibility of taking care of such a child, the doctors would just want to save money and free up beds, and the government would want to keep the population down to a “manageable” level. So, it would be a win-win-win situation for those involved.
This is headed our way. And it will be sold to Americans the same way abortion was sold to us. They’ll appeal to emotions and convince people that it has everything to do with protecting parents’ rights. And those who attempt to stand up for the newborn babies will be looked at as right-wing fanatics.