Oh, they don’t murder every baby. Just the babies that the National Health Service needs to murder in order to hit its ‘death pathway’ quotas thinks aren’t possible to save.
Sick children are being discharged from NHS hospitals to die at home or in hospices on controversial ‘death pathways’.
Until now, end of life regime the Liverpool Care Pathway was thought to have involved only elderly and terminally-ill adults.
But the Mail can reveal the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies.
…If you are the sort of person whose fingers start to involuntarily clench into fists when you contemplate a health care rationing system where possibly your baby’s life depends on your ability to convince a hospital bureaucrat that s/he should cut operating costs someone else then you probably shouldn’t click that link this morning. I recommend that you click it sometime, though: a lot of people in this country seem to think that Great Britain’s National Health Service is something to emulate. And a rather smaller, yet still frighteningly large, number of people seem to think that murdering babies is likewise something to emulate. I hate telling people to wade into the muck like this, but some of our opponents are already down there…
Moe Lane (crossposted)
PS: This is not about abortion. This is about the National Health Service deliberately engaging in post-natal murder. And let me save some time our lurkers: if your particular life path has put you somewhere where you have to argue that deliberately dehydrating and starving a baby to death is not murder, and is in fact a [insert weasel-word adjective or adjectives here] necessary activity, then you have significantly more problems to deal with than this post.
PPS: If you are unfamiliar with the Liverpool Care Pathway please click that link.
(Picture in the public domain and derived from Baby by Amy Quinn.)