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By Steven Ertelt, LifeNews, March 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DCThe Trump administration has issued a directive for hospitals and medical centers providing care for patients with the coronavirus, ensuring that no health care is rationed for patients who are elderly or disabled. The move furthers the pro-life ethic President Donald Trump has brought to the White House.

On Saturday, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a bulletin directing hospitals and medical centers to follow the law to ensure that civil rights are not violated in the treatment of those diagnosed with COVID-19.

The directive is important because recent news articles highlighted healthcare providers and “ethicists” discussing the possibility of rationing care based on the age and ability of those affected by COVID-19. Others raised the possibility of instituting mandatory “do not resuscitate” orders for COVID-19 patients, even if doing so overrode a patient’s advanced directive or the family’s wishes.  ….


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