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Pregnancy and Planned Parenthood news
Parents are standing up against Planned Parenthood infiltrating Iowa schools.
The Obama Administration has put forth more than $5 million towards Planned Parenthood providing sex education to the children, some as young as 5, but pro-lifers and concerned parents are working to keep the abortion giant away from Iowa children, according to One News Now.
According to Ricky A. Rohrig of the Pregnancy Center of Southwest Iowa, Planned Parenthood was already run out of their schools several years ago after the parents realized exactly what they were teaching their young children. One News Now reported that Planned Parenthood was “graphically teaching children about condom use and using stuffed animals to demonstrate sexual positions.” Rohrig went on to say the parents “were not informed prior to their youth being taught this.”
Rohrig explained that three Iowa communities are currently being targeted by the abortion corporation. An informational meeting recently was held by one of these communities with 120 concerned residents in attendance, according to the report.
Iowa Right to Life Executive Director Jenifer Bowen explained more in an email:
This is for the so-called “The President’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.” This grant targets children from Kindergarten-12th grade in the following counties: Woodbury, Pottawattamie, Mills and Page Counties in Iowa and Dakota and Douglas Counties in Nebraska.
… Planned Parenthood made national news back in 2010 for getting kicked out of Shenandoah for the obscene things they were teaching in the classroom.
Stanton, Iowa, is one of the targeted cities. Concerned parents, Rod and Tricia Goodemote, became alarmed when they received notice that Stanton kindergartners-3rd graders were supposed to be taught about “sexual abuse” through a program called “Ready Set kNOw.”
Why the alarm? The teacher who plans to lead these classes is none other than Planned Parenthood staffer, Jennifer Horner!! She is the SAME woman who was kicked out of Shenandoah classrooms in 2010.
The class has indefinitely been postponed, as concerned parents continue to request that the Stanton school leadership stand against Planned Parenthood’s efforts to reach children as little as 5!!!
This isn’t the first time this year that Iowa has encountered a Planned Parenthood controversy. In April a measure that would have cut funding to the corporation was killed, LifeNews recently reported on the incident. The defunding measure was part of a health and human services budget bill, which passed the Iowa House. However, the state Senate removed the language to stop tax dollars from going to abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, and then passed the bill in a 27-23 vote, the Associated Press reports.
According to these recent incidents, the people of Iowa are largely against Planned Parenthood infiltrating their state. After the abortion business tried once again to influence their children, parents became rightly upset and are fighting against the new sex education.
About 500 doctors gathered in this Haryana district to discuss advancements in stomach resizing surgery to tackle the problem of obesity in India.
The conference attended by bariatric surgeons from across the country also had a brain-storming session on how morbidly obese women can increase their chances of conceiving without complications.
According to medical statistics, about 70 percent of obese women are not able to conceive.
“Somebody who is overweight by 5-10 kg can manage to shed that extra weight by dieting, exercising, etc. But in cases of women who are obese and are not able to conceive, stomach resizing surgery is a solution,” said Gaurav Srivastava, managing director of IBM hospital, the organisers of the conference.
“A lot of obese women, after weight loss surgery, find that they are more fertile as reproductive system receives a surge of fertility due to the hormonal effects of weight loss on the body,” he said.
Vivek Bindal, a leading bariatric surgeon, said, “The biggest benefit after bariatric surgery is freedom from chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, infertility, migraine, high cholesterol, and arthritis.”
“It has been proven to increase the life expectancy and quality of life in morbidly obese patients. These patients actually regain their lives and confidence after bariatric procedure.”
Bariatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
Obstetrics is one of the major areas in medicine requiring blood transfusion. On one hand maternal morbidity and even mortality depends on availability of blood and blood products and on the other hand injudicious use of blood and blood products can cause infection, allergic reaction or antibody production in the mother which can have major impact on the present or future pregnancies . The most common complication of blood transfusion is error in transfusion.
Intravenous iron is indicated when there is poor tolerance to oral iron or a quick response is needed. There are two main preparations: irondextran and iron sucrose. There is evidence that intravenous iron therapy replenishes iron stores faster and more efficiently than oral iron therapy Recombinant human erythropoietin is used when anaemia is caused by renal disease. It is safe to use in pregnancy and there is no reported cases of teratogenicity.
In 2015, National Blood Authority released the Blood Management Guidelines Obstetrics and Maternity
Following are the its main Practice Points:
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Euthanasia is a very tricky topic for any person. Whether it is the medical professionals or the lawmakers or a patient’s family or even the patient itself, the thought of euthanasia brings mixed emotions and even mixed logics which can both be correct while being contradictory at the same time.
After years of contemplation and debate, the government seems to be finally coming out with with a stand on the issue of passive euthanasia by legalizing it and giving the patients the right to “withhold or withdraw medical treatment to herself or himself” and “allow nature to take its own course”.
Passive Euthanasia, otherwise known as ‘negative euthanasia’, as opposed to active euthanasia, involves withholding of medical treatment or withholding life support system for continuance of life e.g., withholding of antibiotic where without doing it, the patient is likely to die or removing the heart-lung machine from a patient in coma. Passive euthanasia is legal even without legislation provided certain conditions and safeguards are maintained (vide Para 39 of The Judgment Of Hon’ble Supreme Court in WP No. 115 Of 2009- Aruna Ramchandra Shanbaug vs UoI and Others).
The draft bill called Terminally Ill Patients(Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners ) Bill deals with many aspects of Passive Euthanasia and the concept of Living Will. The relevant provisions for the medical practitioners are as follows
Refusal of Medical Treatment by a Competent Patient and its binding nature on Medical Practitioners
(1) Every competent patient including minor aged above 16 years has a right to take a decision and express the desire to the medical practitioner attending on her or him:-
Provided that the medical practitioner is satisfied that the patient is a competent patient and that the patient has taken an informed decision based upon a free exercise of her or his free will and.
Provided further that in the case of minor above 16 years of age, the consent has also been given by the major spouse and the parents.
(3) Before proceeding further to give effect to the decision of the competent patient, the medical practitioner shall inform the spouse, parent or major son or daughter of the patient or in their absence any relative or other person regularly visiting the patient at the hospital about the need or otherwise of withholding or withdrawing treatment from the patient and shall desist from giving effect to the decision for a period of three days following the intimation given to the said patient’s relations.
Authority to prepare panel of medical experts.
(1) The Director-General of Health Services, Central Government and the Director of Medical Services (or officer holding equivalent post) in each State shall, prepare a panel of medical experts for purposes of this Act and more than one panel may be notified to server the needs of different areas.
(2) The panels referred to in sub-section (1) shall include experienced medical experts in various branches such as medicine, surgery, critical care medicine or any other specialty as decided by the said authority.
(3) The Director General of Health Services may consult the Directors of Medical Services or the equivalent rank officer in regard to the composition of panel in order to ensure uniformity, as far as practicable.
(4) The panels prepared under sub-section (1) shall be published in the respective websites of the said authorities and the panels may be reviewed and modified by the authorities specified in sub-section (1) from time to time and such modifications shall also be published on the websites, as the case may be.
Medical Practitioner to maintain record and inform patient, parent etc.
The medical practitioner attending on the patient shall maintain a record containing personal details of the patient such as age and full address, the nature of illness and the treatment being given and the names of spouse, parent or major son or daughter, the request or decision if any communicated by the patient and his opinion whether it would be in the best interest of the patient to withdraw or withhold the treatment. The medical practitioner shall inform the patient if conscious and the spouse, parent or major son or daughter of patient or in their absence the persons regularly visiting the patient at the hospital about the need or otherwise of withholding or withdrawing treatment from the patient.
Palliative care for competent and incompetent patients.-
Even though medical treatment has been withheld or withdrawn by the medical practitioner in the case of competent patients and incompetent patients in accordance with the foregoing provisions, such medical practitioner is not debarred from administering palliative care
Protection of competent patients from criminal action in certain circumstances.
Where a competent patient refuses medical treatment in circumstances mentioned in section 3, notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Panel Code (45of 1860), such a patient shall be deemed to be not guilty of any offence under that code or under any other law for the time being in force
Protection of medical practitioners and other acting under their direction, in relation to competent and incompetent patients:
Where a medical practitioner or any other person acting under the direction of medical practitioner withholds or withdraws medical treatment in respect of a competent patient on the basis of the desired expressed by the patient which on the assessment of a medical practitioner is in her or his best interest, then notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, such action of the medical practitioner or those acting under his direction and of the hospital concerned shall deemed to be lawful provided that the medical practitioner has concerned with the requirement of section 3 and 5.
Permission to be obtained from high court and the procedure.
(1) Any near relative, next friend, legal guardian of patient, the medical practitioner or para- medical staff generally attending on the patient or the management of the hospital where the patient has been receiving treatment or any other person obtaining the leave of court, may apply to the high court having territorial jurisdiction for granting permission for withholding or withdrawing medical treatment of an incompetent patient or a competent patient who has not taken informed decision.
(2) Such application shall be treated as original petition and the Chief Justice of High Court shall assign the same to a division bench without any loss of time and the same shall be disposed of by the high court as far as practicable within a month,
Provided that a letter addressed to the registrar- general or judicial registrar of the high court by any of the persons above mentioned containing all the material particulars seeking the permission under sub-section (1) shall be placed before the chief justice without delay and the letter shall be treatedas original petition.
(3) The division bench of the high court may, if deemed necessary, appoint an amicus curiae to assists the court and where a patient is unrepresented, direct legal aid to be provided to such patient.
(4) The high court shall take necessary steps to obtain the expert medical opinion of three medical practitioners drawn from the panel prepared under section 4 and any other expert medical practitioner if considered necessary and issue appropriate directions for the payment to be made towards the remuneration of the experts.
(5) The high court shall, having due regard to the report of panel of experts and the wishes of close relations, namely spouse, parents, major children or in their absence such other persons whom the high court deems fit to put on notice and on consideration of the best interests of the patient , pass orders granting or refusing permission or granting permission subject to any conditions.
(6) The medical practitioner or the hospital management or staff who in accordance with the order of high court, withholds or withdraws medical treatment to the patient concerned shall, notwithstanding any othe law in force, be absolved of any criminal or civil liablility.
Confidentiality for purpose of section9 (previous section)
The division bench of the High Court may, whenever a petition under section 9 is filed, direct that the identity of the patient and of his or her parents or spouse, the identity of the medical practitioner and hospitals, the identity of the medical experts referred to in section 4, or of other experts or witnesses consulted by the court or who have given evidence in the court, shall, during the pendency of the petition, and after its disposal, be kept confidential and shall be referred only by the English alphabets.
Advance Medical Directives as to medical treatment and Medical Power-of-Attorney to be void and not binding on medical practitioners.
Every advance medical directive (called living will) or medical power-of-attorney executed by a person shall be void and of no effect and shall not be binding on any medical practitioner.
Medical council of india to issue guidelines.
(1) Consistent with the provisions of this act, the Medical Council of India may prepare and issue guidelines, from time to time for the guidance of medical practitioners in the matter of withholding or withdrawing of medical treatment to competent or incompetent patients suffering from terminal illness.
(2) The Medical Council of India may review and modify the guidelines from time to time.
(3) the guidelines and modifications thereto, if any shall be published on the website and a press release may be issued to that effect.
Severe turbulence injures 31 on Etihad flight
Severe turbulence on an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta has injured 31 people, 10 of them taken to hospital.
Flight EY474 hit the unexpected turbulence about 45 minutes before arrival at Soekarno Hatta International Airport earlier today (Wednesday).
Medical and emergency teams met the Airbus A330-200 aircraft on landing.
Nine passengers and one crew member were taken to a nearby hospital and the other 22 were treated by paramedics at the hospital clinic and then released.
Etihad said the turbulence also caused some damage to cabin storage areas.
Flight EY475 from Jakarta to Abu Dhabi today has been cancelled.
"Etihad Airways has sent a support team from its home base in Abu Dhabi, and is assisting passengers scheduled to travel on this flight, by rebooking them on alternate flights or providing hotel accommodation," it added.
Latest debris Malaysian Airlines MH370
Officials confirmed the latest two pieces of debris found near the African coast earlier this year are 'almost certainly from MH370.'
Investigators from the Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation are as certain as they can be that debris found off South Africa and Mauritius is from the doomed jetliner.
Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai announced the findings which follows similar positive identification of debris previously washed ashore in the region.
"This complements the results from the previous examination in March during which the team confirmed that the Mozambique debris were almost certainly from MH370," he said.
A report said both pieces of debris are 'consistent with those found on Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft.'
MH370 went missing en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.
Investigators still believe the plane veered wildly off course and went down somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean.
A transport ministry statement said the governments of Malaysia, Australia and China are still 'wholly committed' to the search for MH370.