...along with a glimpse of the abortion industry worldwide. First, in Sweden, a midwife has been told that she must do abortions if she wants to work, and that she must pay the cost for the government to sue her to do this. Worth noting here is that surgical abortions are, of course, a surgical procedure that ought to be done by a person trained in surgery. The person who objected to this requirement is a midwife not trained in surgery--not even an epidural, and certainly not a caesarean section.
So just like in the United States, abortion fees do not cover the costs of the procedure when done safely for the mother, and just like here, abortion advocates are willing to endanger women's lives by using unqualified persons to do the procedure.
Along similar lines, a judge in London has prohibited a family from taking their critically ill child to the United States at the request of hospital administrators in England's NHS. Key here is that it did not matter that the family had the money for treatment together; the death panel had spoken. The NHS monopoly can not tolerate the possibility that they might be proven wrong.
And unless they emigrate, they've got to get care from the same NHS that went to court to take all hope away for their child. I'd be filling out papers right now, I dare say.
Finally, regarding the question of whether mitochondrial depletion syndrome is incurable, well, there are some indications of hope. It's unlikely, to be sure, but we still care for people with ALS or "Lou Gehrig's Disease" despite the fact that we haven't found a cure for that, either. It's time for a death panel to put socialized medicine out of our misery.
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