Death Panels

For those of you who have wondered how they might work, perhaps a look to the north might help?

Parents Isaac and Rebecka May, however, immediately appealed to the courts for more time, encouraged by signs that their boy was growing and moving, pointing to instance after instance where Isaiah had already proven the doctors wrong.

“He is doing everything they said that he would not do. Every day he does something new. So that helps us to fight,” the baby’s 23-year-old mother told CBC News. “His eyes dilate. He opens his eyes. He moves his limbs. He’s growing. He’s gaining weight. He’s living. They told us he would never do any of that.”

Then, the day before the hospital planned to allow Isaiah to die, a judge granted Isaiah a few more days of life.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Michelle Crighton gave Isaiah’s parents one week, until Jan. 27, to find an independent expert – to determine if or when the baby should be taken off life-support.

Emphasis …mine.

2 comments for “Death Panels

  1. January 25, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    We’re from the government; trust us.

  2. Rougman
    January 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    But, NPR said that the “death panel” comment was the biggest lie of the entire 2008 campaign.

    The people who strive to achieve national health care are as economically obtuse as they are morally vacuous.

    Call it what you want…the death panels will exist under nationalized health care. A good bet is that these panels will not be populated by patients and loved ones–it will be filled with health care accountants, bureaucrats, and actuaries.

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