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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I firmly believe there needs to be a cutoff in providing treatment to premature babies. I am also against abortion, btw. But these babies are really not viable without extremely prolonged, sophisticated and expensive treatment lasting months and costing more than $1,000,000 per baby. Outcomes vary, but greater than 50% of extremely premature babies have significant ongoing medical problems.
    And that cutoff should be when they die. No time before.
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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Laila at lest they coud have tried to save the wee babs,what a shame,i agree
    with Liblady,doctors can u trust them,no way,also the we one might have survived,u never know.bless the we soul.

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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    adopt? she's 22.......how about some psychiatric care?
    Forget care. The lady needs birth control or lessons on how to use it.
    I didn't even notice her age but damn.


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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    I hope your not in the scientific field or the technology field b/c you are going to bankrupt your company and possibly kill millions in the future b/c you werent willing to advance medicine and technology to save lives.

    100 years from now, a baby at 22 weeks will not only be viable but will be routine. 200 years or 300 years from now? That is the great thing about medicine technology. We find ways to sustain life, b/c that is what medicine is all about. This idea of using medicine to kill is as sick and twisted as the Nazis purging Jews.
    That's all well and good, but this baby wasn't (won't be?) born 100 years from now. It was born now, and a baby at 22 weeks is NOT viable today.

    Furthermore, they didn't "use medicine to kill." They just didn't provide treatment.
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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    I find it funny that the people shrieking the loudest about the British government not spending millions to prolong this baby's life by a few hours/days, are the same people who shriek the loudest about socialized medicine and how we should allow people to die if they can't afford insurance.
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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeey View Post
    Laila at lest they coud have tried to save the wee babs,what a shame,i agree
    with Liblady,doctors can u trust them,no way,also the we one might have survived,u never know.bless the we soul.

    mikeey
    No we shouldn't save it.
    Keep it alive for a few days? Weeks? And in the meantime prolong the suffering and pain and inevitable result of death at the end? Since when are doctors those who torture?


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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I firmly believe there needs to be a cutoff in providing treatment to premature babies. I am also against abortion, btw. But these babies are really not viable without extremely prolonged, sophisticated and expensive treatment lasting months and costing more than $1,000,000 per baby. Outcomes vary, but greater than 50% of extremely premature babies have significant ongoing medical problems.
    This is a good argument for abolishing all government welfare.

    I mean, if an innocent newborn baby isn't worthy of our tax dollars, then how can you justify giving money to a lazy / irresponsible grown up?

    This incident merely highlights the inevitable conclusion of all leftist social policy. That a person's ultimate worth is simply a function of tax dollars; a variable in some indiscriminate equation which determines the most "pragmatic" option.

    There is such a thing as being too pragmatic, you know...

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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I mean, if an innocent newborn baby isn't worthy of our tax dollars, then how can you justify giving money to a lazy / irresponsible grown up?
    Medical experts say babies born before 23 weeks are simply too under-developed to survive, and that to use aggressive treatment methods would only prolong their suffering, or inflict pain.
    The reason there is a cut off is because the likelihood of it surviving is extremley low.
    What is the point in giving false hope to parents and then it dying anyway?
    It's a waste of money and resources which can be directed at perhaps babies who have a higher chance of life.


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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Yes, if only she lived in America, that morally superior land, where her possession of money would determine whether or not her baby would have lived or died.

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    Re: 'Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby'

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    This is a good argument for abolishing all government welfare.

    I mean, if an innocent newborn baby isn't worthy of our tax dollars, then how can you justify giving money to a lazy / irresponsible grown up?
    ..
    Like Terri Schiavo?

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