Wednesday, September 9, 2009

UK Rationed Health Care: Premie refused health care & left to die because he was 2 days shy of govt deadline


Blog this! Twitter this! Facebook-it! Send it to any news sources and news anchors who will talk about it. This is the kind of thing that will be happening in our country if Obama's Health Care head policy advisor, Ezekiel Emanuel has his way.

GORLESTON, UK, September 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A young British mother has criticized medical guidelines that, she said, resulted in doctors refusing treatment and leaving her newborn premature son to die. 23 year-old Sarah Capewell told media that her son Jayden, born at 21 weeks and five days gestation, was refused intensive care because he was two days under the limit set by the British government's National Health Service (NHS) rationing guidelines.

Capewell said that her son Jayden cried and lived for two hours before dying in her arms. During that time, his mother took photos of him and pleaded with doctors that he be admitted to the special baby unit at James Paget University Hospital (JPH). Staff at the hospital, in Gorleston, Norfolk, told her that had Jayden been born two days later they would have helped him.

Since her son's death, Capewell has launched an internet campaign to change the guidelines and says that she has received messages of support from around the world.

Health care rationing guidelines set down by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in 2006 say that intensive care should never be given to babies below 22 weeks gestation, and rarely to those below 23 weeks. In secular bioethics, this is called Futile Care Theory, which holds that in cases where there is no hope for improvement of an incapacitating condition, such as extreme prematurity, no treatment should be offered.

Continue reading at LifeSiteNews.com and read additional links there: British Doctors Left Premie to Die: at 21 Weeks 5 Days, Baby Boy "Just a Fetus"

Again, get the word out on this and storm the news sources until they cannot ignore the story any longer.

The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!

1 comment:

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