Trump Sentences Sick Children to Death; Pro-Life Organizations Silent

I’m sure you’ve heard about the decision from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that eliminated a “deferred action” program allowing very ill non-citizens receiving lifesaving medical care to remain in the U.S. Many of these non-citizens are children. Last week patents and their parents began receiving letters from the U.S. government telling them they had 33 days to leave the United States or face deportation. Many of the doctors of these patients say that deportation would be a death sentence.

The purpose of this policy change, other than the cruelty itself, is obscure.  I doubt we’re talking about large numbers of people here. The only number I’ve seen is that USCIS processes about 1,000 applications for the program a year, for a two-year deferment. And the ham-handed way this policy change was handled suggests Stephen Miller, Wraith of Evil, was behind it. Lawyers for immigration advocacy groups are preparing to challenge the policy change in court; let us hope the courts will put a stop to this.

But it strikes me that we’re not hearing from the Fetus People on this issue. I actually went to some “right to life” websites and news sources and looked for something about it. Crickets.

Keep in mind that the so-called “right to lifers” are not just about enforced pregnancy. They also have a long history of butting into end of life decisions to “save” patients from having life support terminated. Here is just one recent case, from this May — Texas Right to Life “saved” a woman named Carolyn Jones whose life support was being terminated by Memorial Hermann Southwest in Houston. Jones was taken to some other facility — where she died anyway.  Right-to-life news outlets are full of stories about innocent people being unjustly removed from life support; this is almost as big an issue with them as abortion. And I know some of these cases are difficult, but an intervention by loony-tune fanatics can’t possibly be a help.

The Fetus People are even opposed to people issuing “advance directives” about when to terminate their own life support in case they become incapacitated. The Fetus People site Life News has had a regular vendetta going about an Oregon law that simply spells out how people can prepare a legal directive to not be put on life support if they don’t want it. Life News headlines about this law screamed Oregon Bill Would Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death.

And need I remind you — Terri Schiavo?

So, given how opposed the Fetus People are to allowing people to die even when there’s no hope, you’d think that they’d be demanding that these innocent foreign people be allowed to remain in the U.S. to receive treatment that is actually saving their lives.

Well, you’d be wrong. Again, I looked and looked. The Fetus People ain’t touchin’ this one. I can’t say I’m surprised.

Stephen Miller directing U.S. immigration policy

12 thoughts on “Trump Sentences Sick Children to Death; Pro-Life Organizations Silent

  1. 'Well thar, maha, Ma'am, Ya see…'

    Never mind.

    I was going to try to make some stupid joke or pun, but…

    I can't.

    I, I just can't.

    This is the most fucking evil thing that I have heard of.

    Pure evil.


  2. Effusive in praising his boss, Miller said he experienced a “jolt of electricity to my soul” when he saw Trump announce his presidential run, “as though everything that I felt at the deepest levels of my heart were for now being expressed by a candidate for our nation’s highest office before a watching world.”

    To translate the above paragraph into Jr. high school speak of 50+ years ago. One would say: "He creamed in his jeans when he heard Trump speak"

    Miller is a sick puppy..What does he do in his spare time? Pull the wings off of butterflies?

  3. Don't tempt me to get started on the so called Christians.

    The evil is getting real, resulting in death and destruction of institutions  of the real world  etcetc. Not just a dumpster fire anymore.

  4. I am with Aj, and I am not going to get started on so called Christians.  We have way too many of the so called type,  and they should never be allowed anywhere close to positions of power.  Real Christians, no matter their religious affiliation, or lack there of, are quite a different matter.  So what is a real Christian.  Well would that not be one who follows the teachings of Christ.  Timothy Egan in an Op Ed yesterday explains:

    In one of the most explicit passages of the New Testament, Christ says people will be judged by how they treat the hungry, the poor, the least among us. And yet, only 25 percent of white evangelicals say their country has some responsibility to take in refugees."

    The piece is entitled Why People Hate Religion, with the subtitle of 
    "The charlatans and phonies preen and punish, while those of real faith do Christ’s work among refugees."  With over 1600 comments, they alone provide quit a rich read.  

    I picked two for examples.  

    Oh, the irony that an atheist such as I would feel more protective, more offended by the perversion of Christianity than the people who claim to be true believers. I may not believe in God or Jesus as the son of God, but I do believe that faith in something greater than ourselves has the possibility of motivating people to be better than they are, of creating a larger space for empathy, compassion. That Christianity has become a vehicle for cruelty is also frightening in its similarity to authoritarianism. Thus trump and the GOP.

      C.S. Lewis had it about right: "It may be better to live under robber barons than under the omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

    Credit Judith Krieger and C.S. Lewis

    And another gem:

    I think that Dickens (quoting Swift in the preface to the Pickwick Papers) got it right when he wrote of those who "have just enough religion to make them hate, and not enough to make them love one another.

    Credit Fredegunde and Dickens and Swift.

    • Please don't fall into the No True Scotsman fallacy. The people you are referring to are real Christians. I'm sure they pray to God and believe Jesus died for their sins just as any other Christian does. They just happen to be bad Christians.

      • I don't believe the term "bad Christians" should even exist.  Either you are Christian or you are not.  Those you refer to as "bad" are NOT Christians.

    • Here's a passage from Frederick Douglas' narrative on his life that has always impressed me for understanding the GOP Christianity we are seeing on display today. Even though the circumstances are different today, the heart remains the same.


      "Another advantage I gained in my new master was, he made no pretensions to, or profession of, religion; and this, in my opinion, was truly a great advantage. I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes,–a justifier of the most appalling barbarity,–a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds,–and a dark shelter under, which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection. Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me."

  5. The "pro life" label doesn't cover that the right has become a full-on death cult. To this latest outrage add, at the very least:

    denial of climate change
    asylum seekers including children dying in border detention
    2nd amendment absolutism and the resulting carnage
    opposition to affordable health care and medications like insulin
    rollback of environmental protections


  6. Hello guys,

    I not really a big Bill Maher fan, but, I watched a short video of his, "Things People Don't Know About Me, by Stephan Miller" or something like that.

    My favorite thing"

    "When I want to be alone, I go anywhere."

  7. It's the behavior of an addict.  One is never enough.

    So what if Jesus died for my sins? I want more!

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