Marc and Eddy Verbessem, two identical twins, opted for euthanasia at age 45. The pair had been born deaf and lived together throughout their lives, working as cobblers. They communicated with each other and with their other family members via a unique sign language. After being told that they had glaucoma, and would go blind, the two were driven to despair, thinking that they would not be able to see each other anymore, and would need to be institutionalized.
The Verbessem twins, of Putte, a village outside of Brussels were refused euthanasia by their local hospital. They did not fit the criterion of unbearable pain, which is the usual standard applied to allow this form of killing. Their request was accepted by Professor Wim Distelmans, and was carried out at Brussels University Hospital in Jette.
Remy Verbessem, the twins’ older brother said that the two had suffered other medical conditions, and that Eddy had a deformed spine, and had undergone heart surgery. The twins feared that they would become blind from the glaucoma. Apparently the socialized medicine system of Belgium offers no adequate treatments for glaucoma.
Belgium is considering a new law which will allow euthanasia of children and Alzheimer’s patients. The organs of those who are euthanized in Belgium are harvested for use in transplants.
The CNN reporter, Mike Ahlers, appears to be suspicious about the death of last year’s pardoned turkey, right before Thanksgiving. He might be thinking that the pardon was rescinded, but your friendly Pharmer has another take.
The government line is that the two turkeys pardoned last year, by Obama lived out their natural lives at the Mt Vernon estate formerly occupied by George Washington. Apparently the turkey, named Peace became ill, and received OBAMACARE. Euthanasia! How fitting.
Peace is Dead…..kind of like the Middle East these days, where World War III is busting out.
The method is called the Liverpool Care Pathway, and it’s really a death pathway. Treatment and even basic care (food and water) can be withdrawn, with death occurring in an average of 33 hours.
Professor Patrick Pullicino provides the scoop HERE, at the Daily Mail.
Nothing is beneath him. Alan Colmes is probably suffering from some PSTD due to severe abuse in childhood.
Pharmer imagines him to have been the one given the most swirlies in grade school.
Deriving odd pleasure from death and grief of others is Alan’s thing, and his treatment of the Santorum family’s grieving ritual, after the death of their baby, is fully within character.
In Pharmer’s radio interview with Alan, he gleefully brought up California’s legislative effort in favor of euthanasia, just to obtain a bit more heat in the exchange, regarding health professionals who don’t want to take part in abortion. The pleasure he was obtaining from the prospect of more medicalized killing was palpable. That he obtained Matthews-style tingle was not outside the realm of possibility.
There is something seriously wrong with Alan Colmes, and perhaps his place in media is as a sort of circus sideshow, for shock value.
On the other hand, It’s good to see the Duggar Family up in Iowa, stumping for Santorum. A message to Republican elites…. the conservatives are coming
In this Belgian study, 23.5 percent of the lung transplants are taken from euthanized patients. Better outcomes for the recipient are reported using these organs rather than those from accident or trauma victims.
According to a Canadian Medical Association report, 20 percent of Belgian nurses, interviewed for their study, reported involvement in euthanasia, with half of those cases being without request or consent of the patient.
(Perhaps there’s reason that Hugo Chavez hasn’t been doing any of his medical tourism in Belgium. )
Health care professionals are standing by and donated medical equipment is available to manage the difficult condition of Baby Joseph which appears to be far beyond the capabilities and fiscal reach of Ontario, Canada. (This is the kind of health care system intended for the U.S., under Obamacare).
According to advocates, the only thing standing in the way of providing for home care for Baby Joseph is this withholding of medical records. One wonders if legal experts at the hospital are combing the medical records for any improprieties before passing them on in this very public case.
Pharmer would also like to bring up the fact that nearby hospitals had to be receiving Gosnell’s patients, and their ER staffs had to be aware that he was an abysmal practitioner. Botched abortions, incomplete abortions, infections, etc. all find their way into the neighboring hospitals, and after a time, the causative agent develops a negative reputation with police, paramedics, EMTs and emergency department staff. One of the dampening influences which prevent such abominations from coming to the attention of authorities is fear of HIPAA sanctions. Was this, (as well as the isolation of other hospitalized patients from their social support system), an intentional thing, or an unintended consequence of HIPAA regulations?
Abortion is a self feeding system of negativity that drives standards of care downward in every institution that it touches.
People who do abortions represent the substandard of health care. Abortion has invaded obstetrics and gynecology, and every institution which is touched by abortion has experienced decreased quality of staff and decreased quality of care.
Both abortion and euthanasia are cheap and easy ways to remove problems by eliminating the victims. Innovation in medicine has been driven by compassion for people who suffer with certain disorders and illnesses. When those people are killed off through abortion or euthanasia that impetus for innovation is removed. Additionally the killing erodes public trust in health care professionals. The force of life and creativity is attenuated and humanity devolves.