“Your Life Your Choices”

Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse there is this. Despicable!  Now we have eugenicists giving morally degrading  advice to our cherished veterans.

Pearlman advocated for physician-assisted suicide in Vacco v. Quill...and lost “holding that the terminally ill do not have a right to physician-assisted suicide under the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Justice Rehnquist, in his ruling opinion, reaffirmed that the equal protection clause creates no substantive rights. “Instead, it embodies a general rule that States must treat like cases alike but may treat unlike cases accordingly.” before the U.S.

Yet More Euthansia

Ex-soldiers don’t need to be told they’re a burden to society.

The Death Book for Veterans

WSJ Aug.18

By JIM TOWEY

If President Obama wants to better understand why America’s discomfort with end-of-life discussions threatens to derail his health-care reform, he might begin with his own Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He will quickly discover how government bureaucrats are greasing the slippery slope that can start with cost containment but quickly become a systematic denial of care.

Last year, bureaucrats at the VA’s National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, “Your Life, Your Choices.” It was first published in 1997 and later promoted as the VA’s preferred living will throughout its vast network of hospitals and nursing homes. After the Bush White House took a look at how this document was treating complex health and moral issues, the VA suspended its use. Unfortunately, under President Obama, the VA has now resuscitated “Your Life, Your Choices.”

Who is the primary author of this workbook? Dr. Robert Pearlman, chief of ethics evaluation for the center,

Dr. Robert Pearlman, Chief of VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care

Dr. Robert Pearlman, Chief of VA's National Center for Ethics in Health Care

a man who in 1996 advocated for physician-assisted suicide in Vacco v. Quill before the U.S. Supreme Court and is known for his support of health-care rationing
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~ by riffenberg on August 21, 2009.

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