In an attempt to shed some light on Obama’s intended Health Care Plan, ABC’s John Stossel uses mainly examples from Canada. About three and a half minutes in, Shirley Healy’s story:
Healy had a blocked artery that kept her from digesting her food. She was starving to death. She’d lost 50 pounds. [In Washington State]… she saw an American doctor. (Healy:)”The doctor said that would have only had a very few weeks to live.” But the Canadian government calls her surgery elective. “The only thing elective about this surgery was I elected to live.”
There are 6 month waiting lists for MRI’s. Surgery for life-threatening conditions are considered elective. Seeing as this is a pro-life blog, I think we all know where I’m going with this.by
Of course there is never a wait for the most important surgery for supporters of Mr. Obama’s health care reform – abortion. No waiting for abortion in Canada, getting that done before delivery of the child is all important, getting life saving surgery, that IS elective.
Hey who’s stealing my name and my clever quip?
Indeed, there’s one “medical” procedure that you never, ever have to wait for in Canada.
I would be happy if abortion gets the organised a bit like paying for catholics and public schools. At tax time I could choose a box that says that a certain pourcentage of my tax will go to pregnancies centre to help woman with unplanned pregnancies or towards abortions. A woman who chooses to have an abortion could have the abortion for free if her salary is below a cut-off line from this fund.
This way, I know my tax dollars don`t go towards abortion. This would also permit us to know exactly how many people are actually pro-choice or pro-life, instead of these surveys that go back and forth. Pro-choice get their abortions for woman below poverty levels and I would be happy knowing my money helps pregnant woman.
They want us to find a middle ground and talk about abortion this would be a start.
Further to what Billy and Billy note, abortion is hardly elective from the baby’s point-of-view.
Suricou Raven says
“This would also permit us to know exactly how many people are actually pro-choice or pro-life,”
You won’t ever get a good answer to that, because it’s the wrong question – most people are neither unconditionally pro-choice nor unconditionally pro-life. It’s more common to consider abortion something that is undesirable, but sometimes justified, with the standard for when it may be justified varying greatly.
That Washington hospital is the same one that gave me a cortisone shot in the back for a “sprained back” that turned out to be kidney stones and later gave me a penicillin shot for “strep throat” that turned out to be mono. Hahahahaha, that lady is lucky she was diagnosed correctly.