After the school massacre at Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama’s administration explained why we had to compromise on the Constitution’s Second Amendment-protected rights to bear arms even “if it meant saving the life of only one child.”
You’ve heard that argument many times from liberals.
They say young children should have the absolute right to abort their unborn babies even without parental consent.
They say kids should have complete and unfettered access to morning-after pills, despite the potential health risks they pose.
They say the best way to prevent school shootings is to ban certain classifications of firearms, even when they have not factored into the massacres in the government’s so-called “gun-free zones.”
They say they want universal health care for all – especially for the children of uninsured parents.
Yet, when it comes time to save the life of one 10-year-old child – from a place called Newtown Square, Pa., ironically – with a stroke of the pen, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said no.
Sarah Murnaghan, suffering from cystic fibrosis, will die without a lung transplant. But federal regulations don’t allow children under 12 from getting organ donations from adults. Why? It’s just simple bureaucratic regulation under review. By the time that review is completed, however, Sarah will be dead.
Keep in mind Sarah’s doctors, parents and congressman aren’t asking for any federal funds. They are simply asking for the right to do what her doctors recommend, which is to perform a lung transplant immediately.
But Kathleen Sebelius – and, in fact, the entire Obama administration – is standing in the hospital door blocking her right to live.
Saving the life of one child is no longer a priority for the liberals in power.
The truth is it never was.
No more restrictive gun laws are going to save the lives of children. More likely they will cost the lives of children.
But there’s no question Sebelius has the power of life and death over Sarah Murnaghan – and this week she responded like a cold-blooded executioner.
In a plea to Sebelius, Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Penn., urged: “Please, suspend the rules until we look at this policy.”
Her response: “I would suggest, sir, that, again, this is an incredibly agonizing situation where someone lives and someone dies. The medical evidence and the transplant doctors who are making the rule — and have had the rule in place since 2005 making a delineation between pediatric and adult lungs, because lungs are different than other organs — that it’s based on the survivability [chances].”
In other words, she pronounced a death sentence on a 10-year-old child. It’s as simple as that.
Back in the school year of 1958-59, in defiance of desegregation rulings, Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus closed all high schools in Little Rock, locking out 3,665 black and white students from a public education, and locking in almost 200 teachers and administrators to contracts to serve empty classrooms. Like Sebelius and Obama, Faubus was a Democrat.
It’s important to remember that no one died as a result of Faubus’ racist plan. But it’s also important to remember that President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, sent in the National Guard to chase Orval Faubus from the schoolhouse doors and open the classrooms to students of all colors.
Who is going to chase Kathleen Sebelius from blocking the hospital doors so Sarah Murnaghan can have her lifesaving surgery?
Sebelius, with the apparent approval of Obama, has set herself up as a one-woman death panel – and Obamacare is barely getting started.
Do you want to see health care rationed like this? Do you want to see life-and-death decisions made on the basis of age? Does this sound like the humanitarian rhetoric of the politicians who rammed through nationalized health care over the will of the people in the name of saving the lives of children?
Liberalism wears a pretty face. But it is a mask that conceals a deadly agenda.
We saw a glimpse of reality this week in the cold, calculating “some people live and some people die” rhetoric of Kathleen Sebelius.