Palin Warns Again of 'Rationed' Care

Abortion mindset could be applied to elderly and disabled, she says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:12 PM CST
Sarah Palin, in a file photo from August.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, file)
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(Newser) – She didn't use the term "death panel," but Sarah Palin kept up her criticism of "rationed" care for the elderly and disabled last night. In a speech to abortion opponents, Palin warned that the same philosophy that allows abortions could be applied to those two groups with dangerous consequences. Especially, she said, if health care reform puts a "panel of bureaucrats" in charge, reports Politico.

“What may they feel about an elderly person who doesn’t have a whole lot of productive years left? In order to save government money, government health care has to be rationed," she said. "Do you think our elderly will be first in line for limited health care? ... And what about the child who perhaps isn’t deemed normal or perfect?" Palin is getting ready for a publicity tour for her soon-to-be-released book, Going Rogue.