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    Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Wanna know what would push me over the edge and cause me to hurt somebody? After I got done burying my hour old baby girl, I get hit with a death tax.

    If I were these folks, I would tell them to shove their death tax up their ass and wouldn't pay it.

    SEATTLE -- Olivia Clark lived for only one hour. Doctors didn't even expect her to survive birth. Now her family has a hard time understanding why the King County Medical Examiner has to review her death and charge $50.

    Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour | KING5.com | Seattle Area Local News
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    From the same article:

    King County now requires a review of every death. The medical examiner instituted the $50 fee for cremations three years ago. This year, it included the fee for burials as well.

    "The reason we do that is to make sure no one goes to the crematorium or to their grave without society and the family knowing exactly how their loved one died," says Gareth Johnson, King County Prevention Division Manager.

    About 13,000 people die in King County every year. Over the last three years, the medical examiner's office discovered the cause of death in 347 cases were wrong and required further investigation, including two homicides. In half of those deaths, treatment was a contributing factor
    Now it strikes me as inappropriate that counties should be forcing people to pay for an investigation into the cause of death absent some desire on the part of the family, but that is the reason they seem to be giving.

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

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    Now it strikes me as inappropriate that counties should be forcing people to pay for an investigation into the cause of death absent some desire on the part of the family, but that is the reason they seem to be giving.
    I still wouldn't pay it and would dare somebody to do something about it.
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    I wonder if this "death tax" applies to abortions?
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I wonder if this "death tax" applies to abortions?
    Legally speaking, a fetus was never alive and therefore doesn't have a death to investigate.

    Of course, you knew that already. You were just trying to make the point that...

    ...

    hmmm
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    There's a 'death tax'? Seriously?

    Aside from the ridiculousness of that, who in thier right mind would callously enforce it on a human being who lived but for only one hour (aside from bureaucrats who think in the same manner as machines)?

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Savage Brain View Post
    There's a 'death tax'? Seriously?

    Aside from the ridiculousness of that, who in thier right mind would callously enforce it on a human being who lived but for only one hour (aside from bureaucrats who think in the same manner as machines)?
    So you're saying that child doesn't deserve to be treated as a person because she wasn't old enough?

    See, lots of ways to spin this.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I wonder if this "death tax" applies to abortions?
    Certainly not,as all pro-choicers know that life doesn't begin until birth. So, not alive before birth, no death tax.

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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Wow that is ****ed up beyond epic levels. Who the **** in that county thought that would be a good idea?
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    Re: Family charged 'death tax' for baby who lived one hour

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Legally speaking, a fetus was never alive and therefore doesn't have a death to investigate.

    Of course, you knew that already. You were just trying to make the point that...

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    hmmm
    That's your opinion, not scientific fact.

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