April 09, 2005

Slippery Slope

Since money’s tight and times are dire
With health costs mounting ever higher,
Care givers find one way to cope:
Push Gramma down the slippery slope.

So she is well with no diseases
That would take her home to Jesus.
Tell all the world there is no hope
And push her down the slippery slope.

Just put her in a friendly hospice
And hope her family doesn’t notice.
Pull out her tubes and up the dope
Then push her down the slippery slope.

Although most people will decry it,
There is a judge who won’t deny it.
Who cares if it’s outside his scope?
He’ll push her down the slippery slope.

Her Living Will should be no issue,
It’s worthless as a soggy tissue!
You’ll never have to fear the rope
So push her down the slippery slope.

You’ll think one day, perhaps your last one,
With Gramma you pulled off a fast one.
Think you’re safe? I daresay “Nope!”
It’s you who’s on the slippery slope!

In case you don't know what this is about, I suggest you make a quick round of the 'sphere. The Commissar has thoughts, as does the Emperor

Posted by Mamamontezz at April 9, 2005 05:40 PM

Terri Shiavo's body temp had hardly dropped before euthanasia was initiated elswhere. It didn't take long once the precedent had been set did it?

Posted by: Jack at April 9, 2005 09:34 PM

You're right on the $$ Jack ...

Of course, look how fast her living will was able to get her a stay while all the details got sorted out ... she's reportedly back on the feeding tube.


Posted by: RightWingRocker at April 10, 2005 01:27 AM

Reminds me of a series of street interviews staged by Rick Mercer, then of CBC's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes", in which he induced numerous indignant Americans to sign a petition requesting the Canadian government put an end to the custom of putting our OTH old folk on icebergs to drift away into oblivion. Frankly, sounds better than most hospices!

Posted by: Brian H at April 12, 2005 08:47 PM
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