Friend, you can stop secret DNR orders by calling your legislators today!
We've warned you about secret DNR orders and the hospital death panels that already exist and operate in Texas. You've read about the patients who we've helped in the past — patients whose families accidently discovered hidden DNR orders and patients whose death was being expedited by hospitals until Texas Right to Life scrambled and helped move them to a different care setting.
We're in Austin right now trying to reform this heinous law that empowers hospitals to terminate patients' care, but a few legislators are being pushed by big medicine to reform the law the wrong way — giving even more power to hospitals. Please call the legislators on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and tell them to oppose SB 303. Click here to find the list of Senators and call each one of them right now.
The proposed SB 303 and HB 1444 strengthens the death panels by giving even more power to hospitals.
You see, if your loved one becomes ill, big medicine and some legislators think hospitals should have the power to slip a "Do Not Resuscitate" order or "Do Not Attempt Resuscitation" order into your chart — even against your protest!
Oppose secret DNR and DNAR orders by letting legislators know today that you want to be in charge of your own health care decisions.
The vast majority of doctors stand with Texas Right to Life and strongly oppose the practice of secret DNR's and DNAR's — good doctors do not and would not withdraw treatment against the patients' wishes. But hospitals are railroading doctors to become the medicrat's henchmen.
Yes, this is hard to believe but this is happening right now in Texas! Big Medicine is trying to push SB 303 through the Senate Health and Human Services Committee tomorrow (Tuesday, 4/9), but you can help protect yourself and your family by calling now.
Big medicine, and the legislators who collude with them, simply will not budge on their godly power to write DNR/DNAR orders without patient involvement.
Wait, there's more.
The proponents of SB 303 uninvited Texas Right to Life from negotiations and crafted this dangerous proposal by consensus of a few groups who agree among themselves. You read that right: Texas Right to Life was locked out of the room.
Yes, the organization that leads on patient advocacy — the voice of patients — was not heard when crafting policy about how to care for patients!
We must alert you about this because we’ve reached an impasse (read: the medical lobby won't move an inch, even though we've offered 5 areas of compromise), and you should know that common sense is lost in Austin and we need your help.
Before Senate Bill 303 (and the House version-HB 1444) is passed to strengthen Texas' death panels, every single Pro-Lifer in Texas must take action right now.
Contact every member of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee from the following list and tell them to vote NO on SB 303!
Organizations like Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons also stand for you and for your ailing loved one and have voiced their opposition to Senate Bill 303. But if legislators ignore the will of Texans, the disabled, the terminally ill, and other patients and their families will have no voice against hospital administrators.
Also, spread this message to protect Life and forward this message to every Pro-Lifer in your family and church.
Jane Nelson (Chair) 512-463-0112 Jane.Nelson@Senate.State.TX.US
Bob Deuell (Vice-Chair) 512-463-0102 Bob.Deuell@Senate.State.TX.US
Joan Huffman – 512-463-0117 Joan.Huffman@Senate.State.TX.US
Robert Nichols – 512-463-0103 Robert.Nichols@Senate.State.TX.US
Charles Schwertner – 512-463-0105 Charles.Schwertner@Senate.State.TX.US
Larry Taylor – 512-463-0111 Larry.Taylor@Senate.State.TX.US
Carlos Uresti – 512-463-0119 Carlos.Uresti@Senate.State.TX.US
Royce West – 512-463-0123 Royce.West@Senate.State.TX.US
Judith Zaffirini – 512-463-0121 Judith.Zaffirini@Senate.State.TX.US
We are not alone. See who else stands with Pro-Lifers and opposes SB 303 in the list below. But if legislators listen only to the medical lobby, as they prefer, our voice means nothing.
President, Texas Eagle Forum
Chairman, Human Life Alliance
Burke J. Balch, JD
Executive Director, Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics
President, American Life League
Joseph M. Graham, PhD
President, Texas Right to Life
Julie Grimstad, RN
Chair, The Pro-Life Healthcare Alliance, a committee of Human Life Alliance
David E. Hargroder, MD
Chairman, John Paul II Bioethics Commission
President and Founder, Life Advocate
President, Hospice Patients Alliance
International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition
Executive Director, Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network
General Counsel, Association of American Physicians & Surgeons
President, National Right to Life
Executive Director, US Pastor Council
Yours for Life,
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