Criminalizing Medicine

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Te Serve and Protect

Yesterday, March 5, 2013, on the Diane Rehm radio show, I heard the following: "It is not your place to do this. It is God's place."

The man making that statement was Representative Krayton Kerns, of Montana. He was speaking of medically assisted suicide. And, he has put his money where his mouth is.

"House Bill 505 was introduced Feb. 15 by Rep. Krayton Kerns.

This bill would undo the rights afforded under Baxter and weaken the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act by threatening physicians with imprisonment for answering a patient’s questions about a variety of death-hastening options, potentially including withdrawal of a ventilator or feeding tube. HB505 would send us to prison for 10 years for providing the choices that the Montana Supreme Court and the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act afforded."

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20130303/OPINION/303030022/HB-505-threatens-rights-terminally-ill-patients


Can you imagine imprisoning doctors for being humane?

Humane Choice Was Death

All I could think of when hearing this, was my late father. At the end of his life, he was totally out of it mentally; having "brown-outs" daily (unable to control bowel movements), and thinking he was back in the 1950's, when he and my mom were sweet-hearts.

It was heart-breaking.

Day after day....watching the formerly bright, funny, sarcastic, greatest-laugh-in-the-world husband and father; vegetate as this out-of-his-mind, drugged-up diaper-shitter.

I would have given anything to have my dad back. But he was already gone. The most he had to look forward to was an infinity more of bad smells, crazy fuzzy thoughts, and the recognition that he did not know who he was.

Even at this moment, I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I only know that the day his life ended, he was at a Hospice: A wonderful place, full of compassionate volunteers. That morning, the nurse called us saying "his fingernails are turning blue".... apparently the sign; his time was almost up.

We said our goodbye's to a man who knew not who we were.

After it was over, and my dad left his body, my mother took me to the Hospital and had me sign a consent form, so she would never,ever have to exist as a comatose, barely conscious drug reciprocal; costing the tax payers a ton of money in the process.

My mom gave me the power to take her life, should she become a living, breathing lump.

And you can do the same:

https://www.deathwithdignity.org/learn/end-of-life-resources/



Do Unto Others

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the golden rule

Who Decides What is Life?

As you can imagine, when I heard this man on the radio telling the audience that the decisions to make on my father's life were not ours, but God's.....you may well understand my outrage and anger at the presumption of this fellow; how dare he tell me and my family what to do!

I resent him trying to make laws on the back of my hurt and wounded heart.

Can anyone tell me why my dad is any of his business?

If anything, keeping my dad alive as a vegetable would have cost the society much.... and for what? To keep his body alive, that is it all.

As far as I'm concerned, that is one of the cruelest uses of the religious state I have seen.

Founding Father

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church-free

We are Not a Vessel of the Church

http://stephenjaygould.org/ctrl/treaty_tripoli.html


You have every right to believe as you like, but please do NOT lay it on me!

I Speak for God

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Cult Member

In case you were wondering about Kerns: Yes, he is a garden variety Tea Party Boy:


In 2009 he successfully sponsored House Bill 228, a controversial castle doctrine bill supported by the National Rifle Association, which, among others, allows a person at home to use deadly force in the face of any perceived threat.


Planned Parenthood of Montana criticized Kerns in March for a blog posting in which he discussed Sandra Fluke's congressional testimony over contraception funding and a bulldog making $1,000 a month for "stud services".


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas

Excellent points! Voted up and awesome! :)


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Thank you Suzanne!

I sure hope this bill doesn't go anywhere.....anymore "freedom" from that crowd, we'll explode...


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

So, insurance companies had 3 months to comply with ACA, but chose to cancel patients on day of implementation?

Nice going ALEC, Koch, and Republicans.

We see how MUCH you care about people.

Not much at all.

Crooks.


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lovemychris 3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

American Cancer Society celebrates 6 months of the ACA.

Article: 6 way the ACA helps cancer patients.

More and more, I feel that had we had ACA in 2000s, my dad wouldbe alive.

Politics is personal.

And I personally despise the right wing ideology of money over everything.


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lovemychris 20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

‘With previous Conservative governments, as bad as they were, essential state services such as Health and Education weren’t privatised. How things now look set to change as David Cameron is setting the stage for the privatization of the National Health Service.

The biggest risk to the NHS is the introduction of an American model in Britain, where citizens need to have a private healthcare plan to have access to medical care. This system is absolutely dangerous and classist, because it doesn’t allow to low income households to have a decent and free healthcare. Moreover the American model is often subject to insurance frauds and the influence of very rich lobbies.’

*****

God Bless America!


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lovemychris 14 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

I suggest people google "why marijuana became illegal".

The usual suspects here in land o the free....Robber Barons!

Worse, really....destroyers of joy and enlightenment.

Weed is just that....a natural plant placed on Earth for medicine. Eases pain, opens mind.

Of course, its been tainted over time. Even tobacco is fine without the 150 gazillion chemical additives in the paper.

Its when the opportunists get involved that everything gets ruined.

And i mean everything.

Enjoy tv and radio with ads?

Like having to pay for everything....including AIR for your tires!!!

And we know they infiltrait internet....now can do it legally:CISA

So, it all comes down to mind set. Freedom, or Fascism.....

You are free to drink and own guns.

Good combo?

If you say so.

Everything YOU dont like becomes against the law.

Boooooooo


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lovemychris 12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

So Kasich defunds Planned Parenthood in Ohio.....did he put it up for a vote? Or just decide himself? Is he a tyrant? Id say so.

All this hullaballoo about Apple and privacy. Well, for petes sake, what is more private than my own body? And all you R's think it's your business! And we've been through this before. Patriot Act. Remember? Verizon and AT& T in hot water for allowing Feds to spy on phone calls?

They got immunity because it was "fighting terror and keeping us safe"

And by golly, if those of us raising doubts and fears were told to STFU and listen to Bush. HE knows what HEs doing.

Somehow, Ill bet if there was a Republican prez, these same people would be ALL FOR Apple complying with a Republican admn. Ya certainly were for ElBushbo!


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

Dear ahorseback...No. No. No and No. I don't vote Republican because they want to take away women's rights.

It's in the party platform. It's really very simple, not rocket science.

God knows why you hate Dems, but it's clear you do. So, pot kettle black.

You want change? Start with yourself.


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lovemychris 11 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

A woman was forced to carry a stillbirth to term, give birth to a stillborn baby because of Texas law.

Meanwhile, kids can carry guns to class in college.

I wonder whose rights are being taken away, don't you?

These self-righteous people go on and on about non existent gun confiscation, while women are unable to make decisions on their own lives!!!!

Go Hillary. Smother these mf's with women!


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Shyron E Shenko 5 months ago

Leslie, oh my this is a most amazing hub, you covered so much in here.

If I could vote this up I sure would, I will be sharing it.

I am so sorry about your father, I know what I will be facing in the near future.

Blessings and Hugs my friend. You are awesome.


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lovemychris 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

aww, thanks shyron. i miss my dad everyday, and his life might have been longer but for $70,000. i swear, i do not know what happened to this country. we have been so duped,its not even funny. anyway, i hope your dads ok. cancer is no fun.


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lovemychris 5 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

people who equate republican with freedom have a screw loose. maybe a few.

anti abortion: women are not free to make decisions regarding their own bodies.

anti voting: actively restricting americans right to vote so they can diminish democratic votes...they have admitted this.

repealing aca: not free to have healthcare. only for the wealthy.

no free speech: mob mentality silencing dissent. as on hubpages. 100% own commercial talk radio. no opposing voices allowed.

forcing guns on society: not free to live in safety. scalia the boob.

go tell that whopper to burger king. republican=steel claws around neck


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lovemychris 3 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

oh fer...

obama has deported more illegals than bush ever thought of. and people are upset w him for it. abortion is none of anyones business, and we know gd well, if trump wins, it becomes illegal again. obamacare was put through by the same presidential privilege gw bush used to get his tax cuts for the rich. democrats do not put anti gun legislation in every bill.

using false equivalency and untruths. par for the political course.


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lovemychris 2 months ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

gvt of turkey is arresting people for things said on facebook and twitter.

general flynn worked for the turkish gvt before joining trumps staff.

dont think it can happen here? one question:

when trump takes office, whose going to stop them?

gingrich says trump is going to repeal 70% of obamas policies....will any republican call it tyranny, as they accused obama of for 8 years?

glad you hated hillary so much, and have so much concern for the white working man.

got news for you, unless he bows to trump, hes toast, like the rest of us.


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lovemychris 15 hours ago from Cape Cod, USA Author

now im wondering if mercer has anything to do with the right wing total take over of commercial talk radio....

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