Charlie Gard in a system of death
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This is an important article and it doesn't just relate to Charlie Gard and his parents! It's all about brainwashing the public into thinking the "experts" know what they're talking about and should be able to make decisions for you. The doctors say keeping Charlie alive is "inhuman." What's inhuman is deciding that a sick child isn't worth the trouble to treat.
They want him dead no matter how much the parents want to give him a chance at life. Why are they so determined to kill this particular child especially after the parents raised over a million dollars for treatment? Because he isn't "perfect." He has a disease that may need lifelong treatment. He's a potential continuing expense for the government monopoly health care system. And they don't want that precedent. The worst scenario for them would be for Charlie to get the experimental treatment and thrive. Goodness! That would open a real can of worms.
Think about that and remember that there are many incurable (but treatable) diseases. How long before those (of whatever age) with chronic conditions like heart disease, Down Syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, lupus, and other autoimmune diseases are being urged to drink the death cocktail because they suffer from incurable diseases? It's already happening. Read this article about a Nevada doctor who had TWO patients told they should commit suicide by insurance companies refusing life-saving drugs. How many other doctors have experienced this, but haven't spoken out. Note that it was in states that have legalized physician-assisted suicide. You better fight it if you value your life!
And here's a question. How is an insurance company pressuring people to kill themselves different from the young woman, Michelle Carter, who pressured her boyfriend to get back into the carbon monoxide-filled truck and finish the job. She is now facing a potential 20-years in prison? Why not the insurance companies?