Update: Oh good gravy! This odd post from the Pray In Jesus Name Project was apparently based on an odd Op-Ed from the Wall Street Journal on the Veterans Administrations “Death Books.”
Video from Countdown on the “Death Books” story now — and after they post their video, from the Rachel Maddow Show on the “Death Books” story as well. Both videos are/will be below the fold.
Good gravy! And egads!
Egads people! Who knew that the Veterans Administration was trying to kill me in suggesting that I fill out an Advanced Directive! You know, that document that spells out who I want to make healthcare decisions for me if I can’t make these decisions for myself.
Wall Street Journal: Obama pressuring Veterans toward EuthanasiaThe Wall Street Journal just published a shocking editorial written by a respected University President, confirming the Obama Administration is now using VA hospitals to order doctors to pressure all military veterans to sign “pull the plug” do-not-resuscitate orders, hastening their premature deaths through mandatory “end of life” counseling. President Jim Towey of Saint Vincent’s College, founder of the non-profit “Aging With Dignity” and former White House Director of faith based initiatives, wrote a blistering expose entitled “The Death Book For Veterans,” revealing President Obama’s new Veterans Administration (VA) directive, presumably signed by VA Secretary, General (ret.) Eric Shinseki, which mandates all veterans’ primary care physicians must graphically discuss “end of life planning” with all VA patients (not merely those nearing death), and must refer them to “Your Life, Your Choices,” a book that openly encourages Euthanasia and was written with guidance from the group formerly known as the Hemlock Society. That same pro-suicide group now boasts on their web-site of directly leading the charge to ensure “end of life counseling” is mandated in the Obamacare bill, HR 3200.
On page 21 of the Shinseki-mandated Veteran’s Euthanasia book, all military veterans are encouraged to complete a checklist of various scenarios, to decide whether their own life would be “not worth living.” For example, the booklet asks veterans 7 questions pressuring veterans to sign a “living will” that authorizes doctors to terminate their life:
1) Living in a nursing home?
2) Being in a wheelchair?
3) Not able to “shake the blues?”
4) Ever heard anyone say, “If I’m a vegetable, pull the plug?”
5) No longer able to contribute to your family’s well-being?
6) Are you a severe financial burden to your family?
7) Do you cause severe emotional burden for your family?
“This hurry-up-and-die message is clear and unconscionable,” says Towey, “Worse, a July 2009 VA directive [presumably signed by Shinseki] instructs its primary care physicians to raise advance care planning with all VA patients and to refer them to ‘Your Life, Your Choices.’ [the Euthanasia booklet.] Not just those of advanced age and debilitated condition-all patients. America’s 24 million veterans deserve better.” Towey recommends a “five wishes” living-will document that does not pressure suicide.
But the Hemlock Society booklet is now MANDATED for doctor referral to all patients in all VA hospitals, heaping more evidence upon the growing list of proofs that the Obama Administration is LYING TO THE PUBLIC by denying their health care plan pushes Euthanasia on the elderly. They already do it today. Just imagine if ALL hospitals become government-run.
Egads people! EGADS!
Seriously, what the heck planet are these people from?From Countdown:
From the Rachel Maddow Show: