Sunday, February 17, 2008

Isn't Universal Healthcare Great? Just ask the Canadians...

In Canada, the Schiavo case with an outrageous twist
By Jonathan Rosenblum
An elderly Orthodox Jew is on life support. His children have adamantly opposed his removal from the ventilator and feeding tube, on the grounds that Jewish law expressly forbids any action designed to shorten life. If their father could express his wishes, they say, he would certainly oppose the doctors acting to deliberately terminate his life. The director of the ICU told the children that neither their father's wishes nor their own are relevant, and he would do whatever he decided was appropriate.

Yes, the issue of sanctity of life is a slippery slope, isn't it? We are on the same path here in the U.S. Let's keep in mind that Canada has that wonderful thing -- Universal Healthcare. We should also remember that with it comes many things that aren't so wonderful, this example of lack of personal choice among them. It is so imperative that we vote accordingly...

Read the entire story by clicking on the link above.

Thanks to Inside Catholic.

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