Washington, D.C. (12 February 2009) The following is a statement from Judie Brown, president of American Life League, on the eugenics element woven into the health-care provisions of the stimulus package agreed upon by the House and Senate Feb. 11 as reported by the Associated Press and San Jose Mercury News.
"Our elected representatives have fed on the fears of a nation gripped by economic panic to legislate state-enforced euthanasia.
"President Obama's economic stimulus package puts a price tag on each of our heads.
"The package's health care provisions threaten the elderly and open the door for euthanasia and nationalized health care.
"Patterned on a plan outlined by Sen. Tom Daschle in his book Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis, the plan will have the greatest impact on seniors and places the country a step closer to mandated euthanasia of the elderly, infirm and those deemed undesirable.
"This is a disgusting direct attack on the worth and human dignity of all people, regardless of age. These provisions endanger the life of every single American.
"May God help us as we embark into this 'brave new world' in which government bureaucrats determine the value of our lives."
American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.
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