Thursday, June 25, 2009

New Website Argues Nationalized Health Care Dangerous for Disabled

ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 25, 2009 ( - Students for Life of America's (SLA) Executive Director, Kristan Hawkins, launched a website Wednesday pointing out some of her concerns with nationalized health care.

In particular highlights the reasons why Hawkins believes a nationalized health care plan would hurt her infant son, Gunner, who was diagnosed in March with the deadly genetic disease cystic fibrosis (CF).

The website walks readers through Gunner's disease, his current health care plan, and President Obama's proposed nationalized health care system changes. It provides arguments that national health care has failed cystic fibrosis patients in countries like Britain.  

The website states that nationalized health care would hurt baby Gunner because access to the cystic fibrosis specialists, drugs, and tests would be limited. Because of limited funding and long wait lines, argues the site, some of Gunner's care would be rationed or delayed, directly affecting his life expectancy.

"Jonathan, Gunner's father, and I created this website because we want people to understand what we are talking about when we talk about health care reform," said Hawkins. 

"We hear politicians and policy makers reference rationing care but there is never a face to rationing. Gunner can be that face. We want 

A typical breathing treatment for cystic fibro...

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people to know."

Hawkins stated: "As a pro-life activist, I believe everyone should have access to quality healthcare that works to extend the life even those with chronic diseases.

"However, after researching President Obama's plan and what has happened in other nationalized countries, it's clear that nationalized healthcare will not achieve that goal."

For more information on the site, go here. For more information on Students for Life of America and their efforts to train and equip college pro-lifers, visit their site at