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European Leader Suggests Euthanizing the Poor Instead of Providing Medical Care
Life News ^ | 7/28/14 | Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 07/28/2014 7:03:09 AM PDT by wagglebee

This is the inescapable logic of euthanasia: It is much more expensive to care for ill and disabled patients than “compassionately” kill them. As I like to say, it may take $1000 for assisted suicide but $100,000 to provide the care that helps the patient not want end to their lives.

The new Lithuanian Health Minister–apparently not having yet received her talking points from the Hemlock Society Compassion and Dying–clearly followed this logic in describing why she might support legalizing euthanasia.

From the Delfi.It story:

New Health Minister Ilze Šalaševičiūte took an awkward and sensitive topic – it proposes to legalize euthanasia debate…

According to Šalaševičiūte, Lithuania is not the welfare state, which would be enough to focus on palliative care, euthanasia legalization would help so fatal in patients who do not want to agonize and torture your family members, relatives who care for them. He find an alternative way to get out of life. It would inject medication or another approach, which is equivalent to euthanasia “- television said the Minister.

So, rather than develop a palliative care sector, just open the door to euthanasia to help the poor. That’s the false compassion of euthanasia.

Relevantly, the health system in the euthanasia capital of the world, the Netherlands, has been criticized frequently over the years as having a stunted palliative care sector.

For example, Dr. Bert Keizer, a Netherlander nursing home doctor, wrote in Dancing with Mr. D of angrily warning his colleagues not to talk about trying “cortisone” as he was on his way to euthanize a patient he thought had cancer. Cortisone!? For cancer? He didn’t care enough, apparently, to learn what real pain control can do.

Dame Cecily Saunders, the developer of hospice, told me that she knew of many cases in which people wanted suicide until receiving proper hospice care. I suggest the Lithuanian Health Minister work to improve the quality of care in her country rather than open the door to medicalized killing.

LifeNews.com Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: euthanasia; moralabsolutes; prolife
I'm sure Obama will love this idea.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 7:03:09 AM PDT by wagglebee
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3 posted on 07/28/2014 7:04:00 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee
UN Agenda 21, at your service.
4 posted on 07/28/2014 7:04:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: wagglebee

Eugenics has always been a goal of radical leftists. They never stop pushing for it.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: wagglebee

Once they don’t need them for votes and crashing the US to smithereens culturally and economically, the overlords will decide this is a good idea.


6 posted on 07/28/2014 7:05:08 AM PDT by dforest
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7 posted on 07/28/2014 7:05:10 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

I get nervous when people say Nazi-like stuff from that corner of the world.


8 posted on 07/28/2014 7:05:27 AM PDT by grania
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To: wagglebee
Like the DemocRATS, the communists are always coming up with "good ideas".

sarc/

9 posted on 07/28/2014 7:05:39 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: wagglebee

Well it is survival of the fittest. Right? Its the humane thing to do. Do it for the children.

In the end to reach their goal of reducing the earths population by 75% the unfit can either die painfully from sickness or starvation or peacefully in a hospital.


10 posted on 07/28/2014 7:05:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: wagglebee

He may have been studying the VA.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 7:05:49 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sounds like “cruel and unusual punishment” for being poor. Weird sh*t.


12 posted on 07/28/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: wagglebee

Wow. That was quick. Less than 80 years from “Never Again” to “Let’s kill all the undesirables.”


13 posted on 07/28/2014 7:11:40 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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The democrats already support a program like this. It’s called free abortion. Their secret slogan is “Euthanize the little parasites!”


14 posted on 07/28/2014 7:11:49 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

That’s because their ideology, at its root, is Satanic.


15 posted on 07/28/2014 7:12:16 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: wagglebee
I'm sure Obama will love this idea.

Unlikely, as it would wipe out the parasitic dependency class and 80% of the Demonic Party base...

16 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:03 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: wagglebee

Death panels 101.


17 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:03 AM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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18 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:09 AM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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19 posted on 07/28/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wagglebee

I’m sure Obama will love this idea.

If it’s not already in Obamacare ,remember Obama has a pen


20 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:17 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: wagglebee

I’m sure the 0bamaCare Death Panels will recoil in horror at this idea.


21 posted on 07/28/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: IYAS9YAS
Wow. That was quick. Less than 80 years from “Never Again” to “Let’s kill all the undesirables.”

Let me try that again. Less than 70 years.

22 posted on 07/28/2014 7:28:05 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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23 posted on 07/28/2014 7:41:37 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: wagglebee
nothing new about this idea...Hitler, Stalin, and the Nazis, to name a few tried....  photo Bergen_Belsen_Concentration_Camp.jpg
24 posted on 07/28/2014 8:18:18 AM PDT by B212
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To: wagglebee

Such leaders should be the first to be euthanized.


25 posted on 07/28/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: wagglebee
Nothing new under the sun.


"60,000 Reichsmark is what this person
suffering from hereditary defects costs
the community during his lifetime.
Fellow Germans, that is your money,
too. Read 'New People', the monthly
magazine of the Bureau for Race
Politics of the Nazi Party."

26 posted on 07/28/2014 8:24:50 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee

Why wouldn’t Obama love it? They can still vote DemocRat after they are dead.


27 posted on 07/28/2014 8:34:25 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: BykrBayb
Except this isn't even about the disabled.
28 posted on 07/28/2014 8:47:15 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

And who will select the poor for euthanization? Probably some EU Supermensch, again.

Arbeit Macht Frei — you left, you right, you left...


29 posted on 07/28/2014 9:23:44 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: wagglebee

Except it is about killing the sick and disabled. Still nothing new there.


30 posted on 07/28/2014 9:23:55 AM PDT by BykrBayb (World Lung Cancer Day {WLCD} Aug 1 https://facebook.com/events/309580722464921 ~ Þ)
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To: wagglebee

Looks like we have to hit the beaches of Normandy again with M1 Garands in tow. My grandfather fought at Omaha Beach, St. Lo and Buchenwald against people who had evil ideas like this.


31 posted on 07/28/2014 9:34:29 AM PDT by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: wagglebee

our “leaders” start this kind of shit and things will get UGLY for them real quickly.


32 posted on 07/28/2014 9:37:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: molson209

They would just have to import more poor to maintain their voting base.


33 posted on 07/28/2014 9:40:29 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: wagglebee

So, tick off the wrong people and they’ll make sure your poor.


34 posted on 07/28/2014 11:35:43 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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How about euthanizing the european “leaders”? Losers.


35 posted on 07/28/2014 11:43:37 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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We had the opportunity but instead we "Denazified" them which led to their children knowing not to wear black uniforms when they say these things.

No black uniform? It's just like Margret Sanger, all good.

36 posted on 07/28/2014 11:46:19 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: wagglebee
It is much more expensive to care for ill and disabled patients than “compassionately” kill them.
The European example of "compassion".


37 posted on 07/28/2014 12:04:03 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: wagglebee

Murder the poor? How about Soylent Green cuz that will be next. Euros never learned from the Holocaust. Are they all godless in Europe?


38 posted on 07/28/2014 3:17:29 PM PDT by floriduh voter (ERIC CANTOR, buh bye!)
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To: floriduh voter
Just check their equivalent of Medicaid rolls and get the charity hospitals to turn over their list of write offs. Find out who's poor by looking at one of the lists. Progressives always say how great socialized medicine is. Yeah, it's great until you get your very own cyanide capsule.

The poor is income under? Everyone but the elites will qualify if all currency collapses.

39 posted on 07/28/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT by floriduh voter (ERIC CANTOR, buh bye!)
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To: Common Sense 101

Death doesn’t necessarily keep a Democrat from voting.


40 posted on 07/29/2014 6:06:15 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Just what is the real reason to disarm a law abiding citizen like me?)
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