Perhaps Mrs. Palin has forgotten, what with the many documents she produced during her many weeks as Governor, but she signed an order and officially proclaimed a “Healthcare Decisions Day”:
… designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decisions, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directives to communicate these important healthcare decisions.
Governor Palin reminded citizens that “Alaska Statute 13.52 provides the specifics of the advance directives law and offers a model form for patient use.” Indeed, similar laws exist in every state and the District of Columbia, and no one — certainly not Sarah Palin — has called them euthanasia before now.
For some reason the proclamation has just been removed from the Alaska Governor’s website, but it has been rescued by Lee Fang of Think Progress for the edification of Palin-watchers. Perhaps Mrs. Palin herself should take a moment out from Twitter and Facebook to read her own proclamation; it’s a good one.
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