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         Who Makes Your Medical Choice?

Did you hear it? The Chair of the Republican National Committee said it !

Speaking to the Republicans at their Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21, 2016, Reince Priebus said “we [Republicans] want health care choices in the hands of patients”!

But he didn’t divulge the limitation: “except if you are a pregnant woman seeking an abortion”. Then the choice belongs to the state legislature where you live. And we’d like to make that the law of the land throughout the USA; those decisions belong to your elected representatives and senators - state and national.

That’s the Republicans
full message.

But medical decisions must be the choice of the patient after consulting with medical professionals. Your conscience will be your ultimate guide, after medical advice and suggestions. And discussing your concerns with loved ones. You decide whether you want bypass surgery for your blocked coronary artery, or an angioplasty and stent, or no procedure at all.

It doesn’t matter what the medical decision is about - whether it’s to get a flu shot or to end a pregnancy; chemotherapy, appendectomy; plastic surgery or amputation of a diseased limb.

Republicans hide the truth of what they’re saying.

        W. Paul Wharton