Euthanasia advocates are screaming about tax money going to hospitals that refuse to pull out feeding tubes, referencing a St. Louis case in 2000.
Last month, the U.S. bishops revised their health care ethical guidelines for Catholic hospitals and providers to state that food and water is normative treatment.
Today, the head of the oldest pro-death group in our country says if you want to help granny die in a Catholic hospital, you’ll have to transfer her, and that stinks! They want you to be mad that life-saving Catholic health care gets some tax money but want you to approve using tax money in Obamacare to kill people they would label as having a low quality of life!
Most of these same folks also applaud using tax money under Obama’s new edict to fund worthless experimentation using dissected tiny human embryos.
An interesting article by Catholic physicians points out that supplying food and water to oneself or others, like giving birth, is essentially NOT a medical act, although they have been “medicalized.” The loss of well-formed consciences, the involvement of litigation and the medicalization of our lives has resulted in redefinitions such that assisted suicide is termed end of life care and abortion is termed preventive care.