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HR 3200 Promotes Euthanasia (Link to bill and pages)

So if HR 3200 allows for euthanasia for the terminally ill--what's to say it also includes for preemies and low-birth weight babies-- that require extensive NICU care--assuming they are otherwise healthy?!

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text

See pages 425-434
SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION

Here are the excerpts I fond most "interesting:"

‘‘(IV) is guided by a coalition of stakeholders includes representatives from emergency medical services, emergency department physicians or nurses, state long-term care association, state medical association, state surveyors, agency responsible for senior services, state department of health, state hospital association, home health association, state bar association,and state hospice association."

STAKEHOLDERS?!

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LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 10:22 PM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (17)
  • as a mother of two preemies that choice is always left of too the parents no matter how early they are. my daughter was born at 24 weeks with a ton of problems and we were aloud to say what we wanted done for her and what we did not. i also met a mother and father that had a daughter born at 21 weeks and because they wanted their daughter to live the doctors had to do every thing in their power to keep her alive. so it should always be the parents choice on what they want done to their child. and by the way both girls mine and her are both healthy three year olds. so you can take that and shove it obama!!
    mrssundin

    Answer by mrssundin at 11:31 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • I think some ppl do not think it's ok to let ppl pass away without an icu's worth of intervention. Sometimes the best and most compassionate answer is to let someone die, pain free and surrounded by loved ones or a kind caregiver.

    Everyone on this planet will 1 day die. It's not evil, but inevitable.

    Grown up concepts, ppl.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:17 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • That funny word in the center of my post is supposed to be bet. Sorry, still learning to work this thing.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:12 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • angle.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:09 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Again, I feel the language of the bill not clear enough.If it CAN be read a certain way, you can netn someone IS going to read it that way. They need to slow down and consider it from all angles, not just the we are doing something fabulous and saving our own sorry careers
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:08 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Mrs- resusitation would be contraindicated in a 21 week gestation fetus. I have never heard of baby survivng at this ga and I've been in the business since 1980.
    Check the lastest NRP standards. There are clear criterion established. Parents wishes are encouraged and respected, but not at 21 weeks. Offering false hope would not be in the pt's best interest as there is no medical indication for viability in a pt that ga. Unfortunately, what is often in the best interest of a parent is incongruent with what is in the best interest of the baby/pt.

    First do no harm.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:04 AM on Aug. 12, 2009

  • Your ignorance and absolute hatred of this president is astounding! The stakeholders are all those listed in the paragraph and the limited interventions refers to the steps usually listed in a DNR. Grow up and stop looking or boogey men where there are none. I am glad you are reading it, but you need to improve your comprehension skills before pontificating on something you so clearly and publicly don't (or want to) understand...

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • OMG...it gives choice to patients and their family. Whatever will we do about this!!! RUNNNNNNNN!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:36 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Your quote does not back up your claim. You don't know what you are talking about. In the first place, your first quote is referencing some unseen previous points. The second quote is describing certain levels of treatment "indicated." That is how Drs treat their patients right now.
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 11:24 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • YOU are a dumbass. It says that you are allowed to CHOOSE TO DIE. DUH, most countries observe that. The ones that don't cling to the bible like it is the truth.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Aug. 11, 2009