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Stop Doctors Killing Patients



In Britain today there are not only reports of doctors killing patients in hospitals by sedation, starvation and dehydration, but, according to the Catholic Herald, 11 February, 2005, a leaked Government paper claims that 'Doctors should kill to keep costs down'.

This is not new.  Back in March of 2000 we had a stand in the centre of Cheltenham with placards that said 'Stop Doctors Killing Patients'.  The majority of people just walked by without stopping, but at least they saw the message.  We were thankful to one aquaintence of ours who did stop and he was willing to join us for a while (see photos).

Stop Doctors Killing Patients 1

Stop Doctors Killing Patients 2


As for the issue of euthanasia in Britain - I want to bring to your attention my own experience of this debate.  I want to mention Tony Bland who was a victim in the Hillsborough football disaster.   His doctors and his parents sought a court decision to have his food and fluids removed so that he would die by starvation or dehydration.  The court order was granted and Tony Bland died some days later.

After Tony Bland's death I attended a meeting at the Cheltenham Friends Meeting House on the subject of euthanasia and its implications.  Members of the Humanist Association were at the meeting including Dr Harry Stopes-Roe a member of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society and son of Marie Stopes.  During the meeting I stood up and claimed that the Voluntary Euthanasia Society were not really dedicated to ONLY killing those who ask for it otherwise they would have opposed the court decision in the Tony Bland case on the grounds that his consent had not been gained.  At this point the Humanists turned to me and in one voice shouted out "We had the parents' consent!" at which I said, "Precisely.  You had the parents' consent - that was not HIS consent - you have just moved from proposing voluntary euthanasia to involuntary euthanasia".  At that point Dr Harry Stopes-Roe said, "Sir, that is non-voluntary not involuntary euthanasia."  In other words, with my 'slip-of-the-tongue' Dr Stopes-Roe confirmed the type of killing that Tony Bland underwent.  (1)

A growing number of relatives of British patients in the NHS are contacting organisations such as 'SOS-NHS Patient in Danger' and 'Sufferers of Iatrogenic Neglect' as a consequence of family members being 'sedated, starved and dehydrated to death'.

If you read our webpage The Silent Holocaust, published on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and with the call 'Never Again' - will we allow the 'unwanted' to be killed - you will see how the history of modern birth control and euthanasia has its roots in the eugenic movement founded in Britain upon Charles Darwin's theory of 'survival of the fittest' and how Sir Francis Galton, cousin of Darwin, founded the Eugenics Society infiltrating the medical, legal and educational professions including sex education, family planning and population control organisations, and in some cases founding such organisations - often funded by the British Government.


Reference

  1. Involuntary euthanasia: the killing of a patient for his supposed benefit, contrary to his wishes.  Non-voluntary euthanasia: the killing of a patient for his supposed benefit when he is incapable of asking to be killed.   (Definition taken from: 'Briefing on Euthanasia and the case of Mr Tony Bland', published by SPUC.)  (Back to text)