euthanasia in new orleans
CNN is now reporting that allegations of euthanasia by doctors at the hospitals in new orleans after katrina hit may be true and that these doctors will be tried for this "crime".
"The physicians and staff responsible for the care of patients, many of whom were gravely ill, faced loss of generator power, the absence of routine medical equipment to sustain life, lack of water and sanitation facilities, extreme heat in excess of one hundred degrees, all occurring in an environment of deteriorating security, apparent social unrest and the absence of governmental authority. Dr. Pou and other medical personnel at Memorial Hospital worked tirelessly for five days to save and evacuate patients, none of whom were abandoned. We feel confident that the facts will reveal heroic efforts by the physicians and the staff in a desperate situation."
all i can say is, if these doctors are tried for euthanasia/ murder then so should FEMA director mike brown and george bush for forcing those conditions upon the staff and patients there for five days by giving one of the most lame-ass responses to disaster.