In one of the most, if not the most disturbing applications of force by a Government on its People, the State of Texas is preventing a husband from exercising the wishes of his late wife by removing her from life support. According to the hospital, they are following a State law passed in 1989 that prevents medical care from being withdrawn when the patient is pregnant. The mother was only three and half months pregnant at the time she suffered an embolism, collapsed and was pronounced brain dead the following day.
The fetus was deprived of oxygen for an undetermined amount of time because the mother was not discovered until the following morning. As a result, and due to the five weeks the baby has been incubating in a rotting corpse kept alive in a zombie state by the hospital, it has been discovered, not surprisingly, that the fetus is now, “distinctly abnormal.”
“Even at this early stage, the lower extremities are deformed to the extent the gender cannot be determined,” the statement says.
In addition the statement says the fetus has swelling of the brain — “hydrocephalus” — as well as a possible heart problem.
“Quite sadly, this information is not surprising due to the fact that the fetus, after being deprived of oxygen for an indeterminate length of time, is gestating within a dead and deteriorating body, as a horrified family looks on in absolute anguish, distress and sadness,” the statement from Munoz’s lawyers Heather King and Jessica Janicek read.
Meanwhile, the religious fanatics are rejoicing…
“The unborn child should be recognized as a separate person,” said Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life. He added, “I would say that, even if she were brain-dead, I would favor keeping treatments going to allow the child to continue to survive, with the hope the child could be delivered alive.”
When you allow Government to interfere in your healthcare, these are the types of unintended consequences that arise. When Obamacare or its spawn are fully enacted, I will be writing many more such horror stories on this blog when the Federal Government decides your fate, not you. If you thought it was tough going to the DMV, wait until you’re ‘taking-a-number’ at their hospitals too. It won’t matter which side of the same political coin is running the show, all of us will feel the tyranny, it will simply be applied from each side in different ways.
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I find this horrifying. Imagine the baby. Deforming in a corpse soup, being forced to be brought into the world in a horrific state and condition, potentially in pain its entire life. What if it is already screaming in pain in utero from its deforming limbs and organs as the nerve endings are turned on? And yet God-People want this. They want this. They can read this paragraph and be okay with it. How sick and twisted is that? I can think of many reasons to be agnostic, but I am moving this one to the top, right above the Crusades. If “it” grew up with enough mobility to exact revenge on those that forced its existence, and I was on the jury during the trial, I would find it innocent of all charges. Thank God I am an Agnostic Libertarian.
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As I have said before, the Republicans who cater to the Religious Right, which is most of them, are guilty of oppressing individual rights, of tyranny, in the name of God. The Republican Platform is God’s Platform, and that is not how America was founded. The Founders were Christian, and believed in Christian values and made references to God, but they did not want a religious Monarchy or a Theocracy. If they had wanted either, they would have written the Constitution in that manner. Instead, they wrote the Constitution to uphold individual freedoms and the sanctity of the sovereign individual, even non-Christians! That was, until, the Republicans came along.
I am in my 40’s now, and my generation and those who have come after us are almost entirely pro-choice, pro-gay, and pro-stem cell research, which is really just the fact that we are pro-individual rights.We are not pro-choice or pro-gay, per se, we just don’t think it is the Government’s business what someone IS or what someone DOES. To our generation, Republicans are seen as the dinosaurs of mystical incantations.
I also find it amazing that I can respect the rights and beliefs and sovereignty of any religious person to act freely as they wish and choose, including Christians, and yet Christians will not respect my right to NOT BE CHRISTIAN by passing laws that subject me to the will of their God. Who needs the swords and shields of the crusades when a pen will do?
Sovereignty for an individual is no different than it is for a State or a Nation. An individual has clearly defined borders that shall not be invaded, and they shall not invade across another border. They have the freedom of choice on what to do within those borders, to choose which other sovereign entities they wish to interact or not interact with. They have the choice to destroy themselves from within, like the Soviet Union, or surpass all expectations, like the former United States.
It takes a religion, a mysticism, an idolatry, to justify the application of brute force against our natural right, our God given right, to the independence and sovereignty we are born with. The right to control our own bodies, our own beliefs and make our own choices.
It takes religion to force us do something we don’t want to do. It takes religion to force a woman, and her husband, and her parents, against all of their wishes, to incubate a deforming baby in a decomposing body. It takes religion, and a Theocratic State of Religious Zealots to enforce a religious law uniformly over every individual regardless of their own religion, wishes, desires or fundamental rights. It the name of almighty God, our natural rights are stripped from us in the name of all that is holy.
Ironically, the Republicans condemn Sharia law and vow to defend America from its backwardness, its barbarism from a third world nation, and yet that third-world nation is watching the Republicans and the Religious Right shed tears of joy at the barbaric sight of a monster “thing” growing and distorting and deforming inside a stiff corpse. Tell me again which nation wins the backward contest in that match-up?
This is why the Republican party is dead. This is just one more reason why I moved from Democrat, to Republican to Libertarian. The Republicans insistence on Religion and Statism destroyed them, and it is laws like this, and hypocritical statements about abortion being abominable to their God, but okay they suppose, in cases of rape, as if God sent them a memo, that makes Republicans the joke of the 21st Century.