Some don’t see the close family resemblance between Nazism and modern liberalism, despite these siblings both having been spawned by the progressive movement of the early 20th century and even sharing common saints like Margaret Sanger. Maybe this will help:
NHS doctors are prematurely ending the lives of thousands of elderly hospital patients because they are difficult to manage or to free up beds, a senior consultant claimed [Monday].
Professor Patrick Pullicino said doctors had turned the use of a controversial ‘death pathway’ into the equivalent of euthanasia of the elderly.
He claimed there was often a lack of clear evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway, a method of looking after terminally ill patients that is used in hospitals across the country.
The LCP is a death sentence.
It can include withdrawal of treatment — including the provision of water and nourishment by tube — and on average brings a patient to death in 33 hours.
There are around 450,000 deaths in Britain each year of people who are in hospital or under NHS care. Around 29 per cent — 130,000 — are of patients who were on the LCP.
That’s quite a body count.
Pullicino has personally intervened — against significant resistance — to take patients off LCP who later recovered and went home. That is, he saved their inconvenient lives.
He won’t be there to save yours if Big Government continues to tighten its chokehold on our own healthcare system.
On tips from Ghost of FA Hayek, J, and Artfldgr.