In a stunning development which nobody could’ve seen coming, life is becoming devalued in today’s culture. Details to follow.
Doctors in the UK Telegraph are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives.
Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.
(So, pretty much, this amounts to sick people should not receive treatment.)
About one in 10 hospitals already deny some surgery to obese patients and smokers, with restrictions most common in hospitals battling debt.
Among the survey of 870 family and hospital doctors, one in three said that elderly patients should not be given free treatment if it were unlikely to do them good for long. Half thought that smokers should be denied a heart bypass, while a quarter believed that the obese should be denied hip replacements.
Managers defend the policies because of the higher risk of complications on the operating table for unfit patients.
I think the term that bothers me the most in that statement is the “unfit” part.
Compare this with about the 80 percent who said taxpayers should pay for “social abortions.”
Old people. Babies. Drinkers. Smokers. Obese. Who’s next? Humans.