For those who keep singing the joys of national healthcare –
Captain’s Quarters reports.
The Manchester Guardian reports on a family’s struggle against Britain’s National
Health Service to keep their daughter alive. The NHS has decided that Charlotte
Wyatt, an eleven-month-old preemie, will never be able to recover from the
complications of her birth and want to force
a do-not-resuscitate order onto
The parents of baby Charlotte Wyatt are expected to hear this afternoon whether
a high court judge has supported their case for their daughter’s right to life.
Darren and Debbie Wyatt from Portsmouth tried to convince Mr Justice Hedley
that their 11-month-old child has a right to life. They argued their daughter
should be provided with every aspect of medical care available.
Charlotte was born three months premature, weighing only 1lb and measuring
five inches. She has already stopped breathing three times due to serious heart
and lung problems; she is fed through a tube because she cannot suck from a
bottle and she needs a constant supply of oxygen.
Portsmouth hospitals NHS trust argues that resuscitating Charlotte again
would lead to further damage to her lungs and cause her further suffering.
It has asked the court for an order allowing its doctors not to ventilate her
again if she has life-threatening breathing difficulties.
This is no surprise that when limited money interacts with increasing
health care demands that the sanctity of the government fund beats out the
sanctity of life every time. History only repeats itself here. When Germany’s
National Socialist (Nazi) Party brought about national healthcare that the
die for this plan was the elderly through euthanasia. Then those with birth
defects or who were judged incurably ill were next. Their experience with gas
chambers started with these people.
In these cases the government always gets
to decide who is worth saving and who is not. Life is fine just as long as
it doesn’t eat up much needed money for healthier people. Of course these types
of examples only elicit comments such as we would do it better and it wouldn’t
happen here. The people in England, Canada, and many European nations all said
the same thing – that they would do it better. This is the same mind set of
those who have seen socialism fail in every part of
yet think that they would do it right if just given a chance.