Legalized euthanasia raises the potential for a profoundly dangerous situation in which doctors could find themselves far better off financially if a seriously ill or disabled person "chooses" to die rather than receive long-term care. Savings to the government may also become a consideration. This could take place if governments cut back on paying for treatment and care and replace them with the "treatment" of death. For example, immediately after the passage of Measure 16, Oregon's law permitting assisted suicide, Jean Thorne, the state's Medicaid Director, announced that physician-assisted suicide would be paid for as "comfort care" under the Oregon Health Plan which provides medical coverage for about 345,000 poor Oregonians. Within eighteen months of Measure 16's passage, the State of Oregon announced plans to cut back on health care coverage for poor state residents.
Presidents become the spokesperson for bills like the Gun Show Background Check Act and promote them with persuasive speeches and events, urging Americans to exert pressure on law makers. After the defeat of the gun control bill, President Obama somberly stated, “All in all, this is a pretty shameful day for Washington…The American people are trying to figure out—how can something that has a 90 percent support not happen?” (McAuliff)
Beneficence in nursing is used to benefit patients by preventing harmful situations or improving quality of patient care by advocating for them when they cannot. For this particular discrepancy those choosing exemption puts others in the community as well as hospitalized patients at risk. For us this ethical principle is better addressed if nurses advocate vaccination rather than dismiss it. Fidelity can be described as being truthful, fair, and loyal and advocate for our patients (American Nurses Association). The best way this principle is relatable to the topic is by educating our patients and the community about vaccinations.
Continuing on to pages 5 and 6, Dickinson brings to light how LaPierre saved the NRA by rebuilding its power, but at the same time destroyed a historic gun-control effort. Cities started to file lawsuits against gun manufacturers for the social costs of gun violence with the confidence that they could win because they had previously won similar suits against the tobacco companies. In response to the lawsuits, the NRA went to work at the state level, securing bills that would ban localities from suing gun manufacturers. To limit future damage, Smith & Wesson decided to negotiate a settlement with Cuomo. Smith & Wesson agreed to make safer guns and to clean up distribution networks.
On Wednesday September 30th the House of Representatives passed a temporary spending bill. President Obama has signed that bill to avoid a government shutdown over the issue of defunding Planned Parenthood to cut spending. Planned Parenthood is the nations largest abortion provider, which is the reason why Republicans want to defund it, along with a recent video leak by anti- abortionist republicans of officials apart of Planned Parenthood discussing the illegal sale of fetal tissue. The video was said to be edited and the group denied any illegal activity. Planned Parenthood receives about twelve percent of its $528.4 million dollars from the government through grants and reimbursements from a law called Title X.
Giffords is the founder of a gun-violence prevention group named “Americans for Responsible Solutions” (Wheaton 2015). According to Wheaton (2015), “Advocates including Giffords have pressed Obama to take new executive actions to tighten curbs on gun sales, in particular a move to require some small-scale gun sellers to get a dealers license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and conduct more background checks.” Gifford is a strong advocate for solutions to gun-violence, particularly because she was shot in the head in 2011. Therefore, Gifford is pushing for stricter gun control laws. Since the 1990’s the firearm homicide rate declined, and many believe that is because the access to firearms are more difficult now than before. According to "Reducing Gun Deaths In The USA" (2000:1367), “But the evidence also suggests that, at least in terms of firearm deaths and injuries, efforts to reduce the availability of handguns have had a major effect.” However, to this day it is still easy to obtain a FOID card and a concealed carry permit.
Imagine a society where medical offices are allowed to make strides in cancer as HIV we have already discussed would start to have a decreasing rate in the reduction of needle sharing within society. We would also be promoting small business as a lot of dispensaries for certain drugs would start to open up giving struggling families a new source of income. We also would be able to reduce the income tax in America as we now have a greater source of revenue for the government which allows for the consumers to keep their hard-earned dollar to put back into our market to help us advance economically. The United
Anthony List (SBA List) which is an NGO striving to promote their anti-abortion campaign through politics, believes ‘that fighting for life is not only morally right, but politically smart’. She aims to elect pro-choice men and women that oppose abortion into Congress as well as pass pro-life laws that protect unborn children. In her late 20’s, Marjorie spent a summer in Georgetown house for Republican interns and she believes that when she was studying political science and philosophy, her stance on abortion began to shift, from pro-choice to pro-choice. In an interview she mentions that the turning point was when she asked herself regarding abortion, ‘what if it’s another person in there? Why should we even take that chance?’(Marjorie D, Jun 2017).
Not only can vaccinated mothers prevent their offspring from developing disease, but making vaccines mandatory can help eradicate them from our future generations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, and Flu vaccines are all vaccines available to pregnant women to prevent their unborn baby from developing these diseases. If these Vaccines were to be made mandatory, there would not be any more babies born with damaging diseases. Beginning the future generations off without disease will prevent deaths and save millions of people. To further this argument, if everyone were to be vaccinated, certain viruses could be eradicated and no longer pose a threat.
The War on Drugs can be described as the campaign for forbidding the use and distribution of drugs. In some cases there can also be military intervention in hopes of reducing the trade of illegal drugs. And there have been set some drug policies in this campaign that intend to discourage the use and the production of illegal drugs. After a press conference given on 18 June 1971, the president of the United states Richard Nixon, the term War on drugs was popularized by the media. During this press conference also, President Richard Nixon sent a message to the congress as he declared drugs as the number one public enemy.