Anti-choice at the end of life

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January 13, 2011
The Nation
by Ann Neumann  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Opponents of the healthcare bill got the White House running scared by spreading the 'death panel' meme from conservative legal groups to Fox to right-wing blogs and back again, both after the Affordable Care Act passed and after Christmas. But they weren’t building a messaging chain from scratch. Instead, they worked the same network that has been mobilized since the 1970s to fight legal abortion. For the past decade, those same religious organizations have begun working to limit treatment choices for those facing the end of their lives, a development that increasingly impedes meaningful healthcare, and resigns countless elders — including millions of aging Baby Boomers — to 'healthcare' that does little for, or even damage to, their quality of life." (01/13/11)  

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