UK Death Panels Kill Babies

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.



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  • Bob Marshall

    Hillary Clinton, speaking in front of the UN General Assembly a few months ago announced that the number one priority of the Obama administration was population control. I wonder just what she meant by that statement?

  • Jeanne Ballard

    This unfortunately is a sad commentary on how Godless we have become as a nation

  • Mary Dean

    the ones who voted for this satan from hell know nothing about this evil or simply don’t care!! if they think it can;t happen to them, wrong wrong worng-it can happen any time & then it is too late. i did not think humans could be that stupid-no crying when it happens! they were warned——-

  • Becky McClure

    Why is this doctor still on the outside of bars? He
    should be in prison for Murder

    • Mudpuppy

      He should be put on that LCP program.

  • Mad Mike

    This is the results of creating a “socialist state”! Or a communist state. All liberals and the other rabble to their left, should be removed from society and allowed to destroy themselves without taking innocent conservatives with them on thier sucidal missions!

  • Doc

    They will continue to kill you people until they have the majority to kill you all.

  • awkingsley

    Bedfast patients in nursing homes do not need every care taken to keep them alive. Prolonging death is cruelty. We have seen that in our own family. Doctors need to let patients in those situations die instead of keeping them alive by every possible means. In addition, children who cannot live to adulthood do not need every transplant or treatment that will prolong their lives. People are making medical care so expensive with crazed prolonging death ideas that we are rapidly becoming unable to provide health care to those who are ambulatory and able to care for themselves. I am not against death panels. The people who are so against death panels are the same ones who believe that killing over a million Iraqis and invading Iran is righteous. I do not agree! I also happen to be an Evangelical Christian, and I am not going to back down on this. There is such a thing as foolishness!

    • Mudpuppy

      Shouldn’t such decisions be between you, the patient in question and the doctor(s) involved? Do you really want some uncaring bureaucrat making decisions like that? I was faced with that same decision regarding my mother over 25 years ago. I’m glad we didn’t ave Death Panels then.

      If you support such things, you are a sad, pathetic little person. And you call yourself an evangelical Christian. Pathetic.

    • Sandra Hanford

      Who are you? God? You claim to be an Evangelical Christian and yet you take the position of the world. If you had your way, we would never had the music by Beethoven because he was blind as well as deaf. Who are you to say who will make it? God created the person’s life for a purpose any nobody has the right to kill that person.

      • awkingsley

        @Sandra Hanford: I didn’t advocate killing people; I advocated allowing people in nursing homes to die. There is a huge difference between killing someone and allowing an elderly person who is rotting away in a nursing home to die. Furthermore, Beethoven is no apt analogy; Beethoven was not in a nursing home. Beethoven was still productive and functioning. Bedfast people in nursing homes are not. Neither my sister nor I wish to be kept alive in a nursing home with anitbiotics when we are bedfast. We watched this horrible scenario with our father, and we both have living wills that deny the right to others to keep us alive with antibiotics beyond the rational end of life. It is unfair to tax payers to have to pay for that excess for Medicare patients, just as it is unfair to burden others with transplants and exceptional medical care for children who will never live to adulthood in the first place. I am very serious in saying that if this type of irrational excess continues, tax payers will have to start making those who want irrational excessive medical care under Federal Government programs put their money where their mouths are.

    • KarenWI

      WOW, I sincerely hope you and/or your loved ones are sentenced to death by obamacare.

  • slickzip

    Liberals want this ODUMBACARE for all republicans ,,, but not for them ,,,,,,

  • violater1

    Absolute and complete fact and all because of the Democrat liberal Criminal mentally abased retards ! Again The Russians have hit the nail on the head in their perceptive view of these liberal idiots calling them Dumb, Ignorrant, and illiterate society! So Right they are! Keep writing Pravda FOR OUR MEDIA IS SO CORRUPT WE DO NOT GET MUCH TRUTH FROM THAT ANGLE! They cannot muffle you at this time until obama gets done whining and giving up weapons secrets to Putin! Then the Pravda may be reighned in!

  • KarenWI

    I am speechless with anger and sadness. This is what I expect from obamacare (and from what I’ve known from acquaintances in the UK) but to see it written so clearly and concisely is appalling….

  • awkingsley

    @Mudpuppy: Doctors aren’t bureaucrats: They are skilled professionals who know what and how much they can do for a patient and when to stop. I do not agree with tax payers picking up the bill for outrageous expenses for prolonging death. By the same token, our Federal Government should not be paying for abortions or any other consequences of vice or immoral life-styles. What I believe should happen is that we need to start sending tax bills to people like yourself for all of the extraordinary expenses that you want our government to pay. The difference between you and I is that I am a realist when it comes to limits and you apparently are not.

  • awkingsley

    @KarenWI: You do realize what you just said. The hypocrisy of wanting me and my loved ones to die when you are for prolonging the death of bedfast patients and those in a vegetative state is an unprincipled stance. It is one thing to allow someone who is unable to live and enjoy any semblance of a full life to die without extreme expense to the tax payer and quite another to wish or will the deaths of others.

  • Pat L.

    We need, not only, to get rid of Obamacare, we need to get rid of Obama. Impeach the SOB.

  • nanblan

    These stories remind me of another government who picked & chose those who should live or die. In Nazi Germany, most people who were gassed/murdered were the very young, the elderly & those in poor health. This was due to the belief that only those who could contribute to government via slave labor were deemed “valuable” & allowed to live. The rest received a death sentence because they were useless to the regime. It appears that Great Britain has the same beliefs; when infants are born ill, they are perceived to be of no use tothe government, & therefore allowed to die. It’s the same with the elderly; they’re no longer able to positively contribute in terms of work production, so they are denied life-saving medical
    And the same will be coming our way through Obamacare. Very scary.