It Was Legal To Let Baby Jayden Die
September 10, 2009
Apparently the government in the U.K. has laws that not only permit doctors to refuse care to certain viable premature babies, but require it. Little baby Jayden received a death sentence because he was born two days before the time cut-off, even though his mother pled with the doctor for her baby’s life, and even though there was a chance of survival (as established by other similar cases where babies survived).
Jayden’s mother has since channeled her grief into an effort to change legislation that permits and even requires these deaths-by-neglect.
If government authorities already think that they have the right to declare which viable humans live and die (whether based on the chances of successful medical treatment or otherwise), what is to stop them from doing so among the elderly? For medical treatment purposes, even in the abortion regime, there is no logical difference between a viable baby outside the womb and an elderly patient. In a socialized medical program such as that in the U.K., it may eventually be the government and not the family that “pulls the plug.”
Consider that baby boomers are aging, and Americans will soon face an unprecedented number of elderly patients requiring very expensive care, sometimes with an outside chance of survival. The abortion ethic unleashed on this nation by the boomers may come back to bite them.