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Criminalizing Medicine

Updated on January 27, 2018

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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."

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:

Do Unto Others

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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' 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 all.

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

Founding Father


We are Not a Vessel of the Church

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".

Military: None.

In Parting

Our country consigns into it's Constitution the separation of church and state.

Let us not lose our diligence on this issue.

Whom or what to believe in has no part in the running of a country that is based on freedom.

Let us strive to strengthen; not loosen, that ideal.


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    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 weeks ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "On a party-line vote, House GOP passed the Trump-GOP rescissions package that eliminates Children's Health Insurance Program funding."


      This goes against my values and my religious beliefs. Where is MY religious freedom??

      I pay taxes. Yet I must protect guns, and allow sick children to die?

      I demand as much right as the anti abortionists and the anti gays!

      Hyde amendment: No tax dollars for abortion. Recent supreme court decision: a business can refuse to serve gay people

      Where is my religious right to save children from death???

      My tax dollars are just as important as yours.

      I am living in taxation without representation.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Trump wants to privatize the VA.

      Anything else he says is B.S..

      This is the goal. For all of America, actually.

      Don't believe their hype and lies.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      6 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Can i point out that according to YOU, there is no such thing as an innocent baby.

      We are all born in sin. According to you.

      And it has always confused me, if you want so much to get back to heaven, why you would even want a baby coming here.

      This world of sin, where we are guilty at birth.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Ohio's new law would ban all abortion period. No exceptions for rape, incest or life of woman.

      Women would be charged with a crime for removing fertilized egg from her own body.

      Thanks for voting Trump white women.

      I only hope this horror you have brought to our door affects you.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh knock knock all you pious people who voted for Trump:

      Karen McDougal says Trump pressured her to have an abortion.

      Oh, and Stormy Daniels passed a lie detector test....99.9% truthful. She had unprotected sex with Donald in 2011....and he said "I never had sex with that woman".

      Then he paid her off to shut her up....right before the election.

      Impeach, or what?

      Or, does being a Republican protect him from Justice? At least, YOU called it justice when you did it to Bill Clinton.

      There is no way out of this one.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      7 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      "On International Women's Day, the Mississippi House passed a bill by a vote of 75 to 34 that would ban abortions after 15 weeks' gestation. (The Senate had passed an amended version and the House needed to sign off on it.) There are no exceptions in HB 1510 for rape or incest, and Governor Phil Bryant's spokesperson said he would sign the bill if it reached his desk. The bill would go into effect immediately and doctors who perform abortions past 15 weeks would lose their license to practice medicine and face civil penalties."


      So much for the constitution.....

      And there are 7 states with only 1 woman's clinic in the whole state.

      Imagine if there were 7 states with only 1 gun store....and it was as heavily regulated as women's uteruses....

      Man, the right would be screaming constitution all day long.

      Hey should have listened to are back to second class status.......*Again*........

      Hi Gramma! Hi Mom!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Maybe you haven't had experience with devious people.....honestly, i don't think they are the norm

      But I have. And it was a little kid!

      There was a kid in my grandson's kindergarten class that didn't like him cause he was mixed race. Used to call him Booby (his name is Bobbie)

      Anyway, one day at recess, this kid punched Bobbie in the stomach. But when a teacher heard the commotion and came around, he fell to the ground crying and said, "Bobbie punched me!"

      This was Trump yesterday, at the presser.

      Playing for sympathy and outrage against good, honest people, to cover for his dishonest and dirty actions.

      Trust and believe, people out there have him pegged.

      And not just Putin.

      Your continued support and/or silence for him is going to come back to haunt you.....because eventually he will come for you.

      That's when you will care.

      I hope it's not too late.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh brother, hand me my tiny violin!

      Fyi: we voted for hillary FOR her policies, not political correctness.

      And Trump is not just a "little uncouth", he's a lying, delusion brat.

      He insults people at will, AS my representative to the world.

      He has zero idea what he's doing, and doesn't seem to care.

      And, he spent all of his campaign insulting and tearing down America.

      Hes a flim flam man.

      And also, lost the popular vote by 3 million fellow Americans.

      We know Republicans think Dems are stupid, as Home Depot owner says, and dont know how to think, as Trump says....

      "Oh, they just vote for who has the pretty hair", huh?

      Oh ye of humongous are in for a very rude awakening.

      Cause, if my next paycheck isn't better, and I don't see a $4,000 raise next year, why I'll know the repubs sold me a bill of goods.

      Oh, and next time, if Iran steals rnc info and releases it to the really can't complain. In fact, we will have to cheer it, as you all have done to us due to your hatred of Hillary.

      And, if you demand better behavior from regular citizens than from your president, you can forget that!

      And, your congress is about to release classified info to the you claimed to want to lock her up for!!!!

      It's all a sham! You just want to rule. That is all.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      8 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      9 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      As you can see, Trumpism spits at States rights and spits at freedom.

      Good goin voting for that putz.

      And his mottley crue of putzs.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      12 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Obamas law allowing citizens to sue banks that republicans just did away with....all dems voted against removing it. And im positive hillary clinton would never have even considered it.

      In fact, she wanted to overturn citizens united.

      Now of course, america will be a rich mans haven.

      Seems the only thing worth doing is cutting taxes for them.

      Sugar daddies want sum lovin

      Pucker up america!


      Next time someone says "both parties are the same", please make an appt for some glasses.

      Thank you

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      13 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Oh yoohoo....swamp drainers.....

      "Nestled in house spending bill:

      Campaign finance deregulation."




      Hyah hyah.....fill that swamp!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Wow. 80% of kentuckians support medical they know sessions wants the maximum prison sentence thrown on them for that?

      Do they know what they even voted for?

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      16 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      i keep thinking of all these people whose lives were saved by the aca......and how they must feel every time someone says its a failure.

      that their life was saved is a failure?

      i dont know this america, and i really dont like you.


    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      19 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      allright america....

      every single republican gave a standing ovation when prez dumpy said repeal and replace aca....

      remember that.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

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

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      22 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      23 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      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.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      2 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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 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.


    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      3 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      ‘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!

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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.

    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      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.


    • lovemychris profile imageAUTHOR

      Leslie McCowen 

      5 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Thank you Suzanne!

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

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      5 years ago from Texas

      Excellent points! Voted up and awesome! :)


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