I’ve written before and ranted on air about using kids as human shields for adults furthering their own interests. When teacher unions demand the bulk of the $26 billion dollar bailout (their second) to save their jobs and the use the health and welfare of children as the shield, it’s repulsive. There is nothing compassionate about bankrupting parents and the children to further your own economic interests. Here is yet one more case.
Courtesy of Reason TV via Hotair this is a well balanced report on a California bill that never reached the floor that would have allowed teachers to administer emergency medical attention to children having seizures. The bill was blocked by the Nurses union much to the dismay of the parents, the AMA, The Epileptic Society, et al.
I believe medical attention should generally be delivered by medical professionals, but that is not always possible. I myself inject a drug once each week which if administered improperly could be fatal. But it’s impractical for me, or others like me, or diabetics or countless numbers of others to run to the Doc every time we need to use a syringe.
In this case, the emergency treatment sounds as fool proof as it can possibly be, and when a child’s life is at stake, why would California not pass this bill. Your thoughts?