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End-Of-Life Decisions and Facts


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TS Radio interview
about Palliative Care
and the Legislative Process


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Meeting the needs of Patients - Post
Roe v. Wade



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CA Senate Health Committee SB 24 hearing on April 3, 2019.


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The Star of Bethlehem shines brightly on the newborn child, Jesus.


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This child doesn’t need Government mandated Pre-K schooling. Young John is the grandchild of a very fine Pro Life Family.


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Four month and six month old human fetal skeletons, displayed At the Federal Civil War Medical and Military history Museum, in Silver Spring, MD. Display can be found in new more current segment of the museum’s historical displays.


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Mary Catherine was an abandoned new-born, found in Antioch and buried by Ca. Right to Life and Birthright of concord, at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette, Ca. along with 24 other pre-born babies.


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Come Holy Spirit, enlighten the minds and hearts of your people!
July 4th, 2018






Legislative

Reports

StateFederal
STATE OF THINGS REPORT for July 27, 2009
July 29th 2009 @ 6:56 pm

1. Health Care
2. Misc. items
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I hope by now that all of you are fully aware of the dangers in the Obama Health Care Reform Plan. I hope that you have been convinced to write to your legislators and urge them to read the legislation and work to oppose much that is in this draconian proposal.

There are a great many reports online discussing the various parts of this 1,000 plus page plan referred to by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council as a “Planned Parenthood stimulus bill.” I do not want to repeat what others are saying far more eloquently than I, but I do have a few thoughts about the Plan.

A few days ago there was a first-of-its-kind online conference call hosted by David Bereit of 40 Days for Life. It sponsored a wide variety of nationally known pro life leaders using their allotted 3 minutes to throw out ideas on what to do to fight this bill. Over 36,000 people, apparently, signed up to listen in online. The program lasted two hours partly due to difficulties getting started since so many people were signing on. I listened to about one and a half hours and thought I would mention a few quick items that appealed to me mentioned by some of the speakers such as the Perkins item mentioned above. These little items might be worthy of consideration when writing to legislators or talking to those who support the legislation.

See: http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/action.pdf
(or website http://www.stoptheabortionmandate.com/)

Marjorie Dannenfelser, Director of the Susan B. Anthony list, emphasized the dangers of a bill on health care that was “abortion neutral” meaning that if there was no definitive prohibition of abortion services and funding that omission would be taken as a signal that abortion was approved for taxpayer funding. On the order of where there is a void the blanks will be filled in.

Doug Johnson of National Right to Life emphasized that “all people will come under the mandated order for health care coverage” which Obama has declared to be essential vital coverage. He wants abortion “extended to all women.” He said, further, that there is “all matter of disinformation coming out of the White House,” on this issue.

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life stated very firmly that all the laws for which we have worked over the years to save lives will be overturned. All of our successful efforts at pro life legislation have succeeded in weakening Roe v Wade. All of it will be lost.”

Abortionists are desperate for this new infusion of permissiveness because they know that their industry is dying.”

That could be a play on words. abortionists operate a business of dying, or a dying business.

Wendy Wright of Concerned Women of America - http://gideon.cwfa.org/leadership.asp pointed out that White House Spokespersons have stated that “It is not our position to reduce abortion.” The proponents of abortion seek to distract us with deceptive language. The health care bill will hand over power to unelected officials to determine what is appropriate medical care and in many instances it will be a decision that abortion - for some women - will be better (for society) than birth.

Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family declared that the health care bill will not, as Obama has promised, make abortion rare, it will increase the numbers of women who will be accessible to the abortion industry.

Kristen Day of Democrats for Life said that that about 20 Democrat legislators oppose abortion funding and have sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stating such.

She urged people to write to their legislators urging them to demand that Senate bill 3200, AKA the Kennedy bill, contain language excluding abortion funding.

Another well known pro life woman who has actually read and analyzed the bill, former New Jersey official and current patient advocate and founder of Committee to Reduce Invectious (sic) Deaths, Betsy McCaughey, speaking on the Fred Thompson Show warns that euthanasia is contained in the bill. There is mention of reducing health care costs by making a $5 billion cut in health costs for senior citizens (page 425 of the bill). The cuts, she claims, will come about at least partially through a mandated requirement that all seniors submit to a counseling session every 5 years to discuss their health and how they plan to take care of themselves. At that time they will be given information on assisted suicide.

A sampling of Little gems from the Health Care Bill
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2300451/posts

• Page 16: States that if you have insurance at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to take the gov option!
• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
• Page 58: Ever y person will be issued a National ID Health-card.
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.

I would go a little further and look behind the rhetoric and into the future. We, pro lifers, already know that most people have access to some type of health care and that those who don’t usually experience temporary lapses on coverage. Even the illegals get health care by showing up at emergency rooms. This fight over health care is not really about providing care to everyone. I believe that it is about gaining control over everyone life and dictating the terms of bureaucratic understandings of what constitutes health.

Perhaps a future scenario would be something like this:

The health care bill passes with abortion funding implied in it. Everyone is covered for every aspect of reproductive or sexual indulgences. Since is it now a forgone conclusion that abortion is just a form of health care, it must be taught to our children in the schools, beginning in kindergarten (this is already an acknowledged goal by Planned Parenthood.) If a parent were to tell her daughter that what she is learning in school is immoral and not permitted to her and the child goes to school and tells her teacher that, the results could be that the parents would become suspect for denying their child that child’s right to know and practice what is in her best health interests?

And, what about the senior citizen who is called in to her 5 year consultation and tells the counselor what she/he can do with their counsel and won’t cooperate?

The Rush Limbaugh program today, 7/27/09, was playing a portion of a talk given by Obama in which he is describing how physicians will be “rewarded” for making good prescriptions with the implication that they may well be punished for making too many tests or prescribing the more expensive drug, etc.

The bill creates the unelected office of Health Choices Commissioner along with 52 other boards that will have input into how you manage your life.

This health care bill is not about healing sick people. Preventive medicine is about controlling your life. Consider the heavy emphasis on eating healthy, and the “shame” that people are encouraged to cast onto people who are deemed to over eat and become “obese.” Has anybody provided a definition of obese?

An article online at Workforce Management talked about marijuana being a cost saving replacement for medicine.
http://www.workforce.com/section/02/feature/26/54/51/

Marijuana Reimbursement Claims Highlight How Pot Could Be Gold for Employers.

A medical billing company may be blowing smoke, but could reimbursing patients for medical marijuana lower drug costs for employers?

Go back and read a copy of the book 1984.

And, speaking of Workforce Investment and management…. My next report will contain a lengthy report on all the California education bills and the re-forming of education to conform to the new standards for the purpose of education as envisioned by President Obama and his advisors. The budget bills just passed by the state and about to be signed by the governor contain a mandate to conform workforce investment activities to the federal stimulus package emphasizing the goals for green businesses.

Finally: this item from a California Pro life researcher on the subject of the cost of taxpayer paid abortion in California:

In case anyone is wondering, the corrected figures for the 2006 and 2007 Fee-for-Service Medi-Cal funded abortions are now posted on the DHCS website. Note that these are fee-for-service reimbursements only, but by using the total yearly Medi-Cal abortions times the average cost, the approximate total costs are $35,242,739 for 2006 and $35,710,774 for 2007. The website is  http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/dataandstats/statistics/Pages/MediCalFundedInducedAbortions.aspx. They seemed very cooperative in getting this straightened out, kept me posted and let me know when the correct reports were on the website.
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Submitted by: Camille Giglio, Director, Ca. Right to Life Committee
2977 Ygnacio Valley Rd, #243, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
website: callifeadvocates.org/blog

-Camille
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Take away God, all respect for civil laws, all regard for even the most necessary institutions disappears; justice is scouted; the very liberty that belongs to the law of nature is trodden underfoot; and men go so far as to destroy the very structure of the family, which is the first and firmest foundation of the social structure.
- St. Pius X, Jucunda Sane, March 12, 1904