Thursday, July 23, 2009

Congressional Health Care Reform Bill Criticized for Promoting Elderly Euthanasia

Washington, DC ( -- The pro-life community is focused on the pro-abortion problems with the healthcare restructuring bills Congress is considering, but there appears to be another threat. One patients' advocate who is the former New York lieutenant governor, says the bill also promotes elderly euthanasia.

The government-run healthcare plan the House is considering would require "end-of-life" counseling for seniors.

In section 1223 of the tri-committee healthcare bill, a government-run an "Advance Care Planning Consultation" is created.

Betsey McCaughey, in an interview with former presidential candidate Fred Thompson on his radio show warned people to "protect their parents" from the measure and said the consultation is essentially an attempt to kill off elderly Americans.

"One of the most shocking things is page 425, where the Congress would make it mandatory absolutely that every five years people in Medicare have a required counseling session," she said. They will tell [them] how to end their life sooner." Full story here.

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