New App Helps Pro-Life People Ensure They’re Not Denied Medical Treatment

National   |   Bobby Schindler   |   Dec 8, 2022   |   6:19PM   |   Washington, DC

Through hard work and prayer, there’s been a major blow struck to the pro-death forces. Roe v. Wade has been overturned, changing the tide. Though there is still much work to be done, this major change has provided hope for those who have been fighting this battle for many years.

However, abortion isn’t the only threat to families. Left to its own devices, there’s something that has the power to impact the lives of each and every one of us, and laws that protect families are lacking.

Medical advice and treatment by trusted family doctors and local hospitals, once the cornerstone of patient-centric care decisions, are now being replaced by insurance companies, drug manufacturers, managed care organizations, hospital ethics committees, and multi-billion dollar health systems. These organizations comprise the mega powerful “medical-industrial complex”. These entities are now controlling critical treatment decisions instead of leaving vital choices up to physicians, patients and their loved ones.

Furthermore, they have successfully lobbied lawmakers to create such laws as the Texas 10-day-rule. This law allows hospital ethics committees to decide whether they believe the patient will recover. If they conclude the patient will not recover, the patient is given just 10 days before life-sustaining treatment can be legally withdrawn. Life and death is left entirely up to these committees and denying treatment can be based on cost/benefit. The proverbial fox guarding the henhouse.

In addition, they have pushed certain medical order forms on patients during admission to a hospital, such as POLST forms (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), to countless generally healthy individuals. These forms were only intended for end of life care, in which patients in their last days of life select from innocuous looking checkbox choices on whether they want CPR or other life-saving treatments. They are then kept on file indefinitely. You may have come to the hospital for a routine colonoscopy ten years ago, not thinking too much about the answers to the questions, but are now there for something more serious. This can result in  life-saving treatments and interventions being denied, based on the decade old answers given on the POLST form.

Action must be taken now to protect your family and yourself. We must act on this silent attack to life-affirming beliefs, values, and wishes, as it could impact any of us at any time.

Someone experiences a Traumatic Injury in the U.S. Every 10.5 Seconds. Most ICU admissions are not anticipated. We don’t like to think about it happening to our loved ones or ourselves. Families must arm themselves against the forces stacked against them or they will be at the mercy of them. A paradigm shift is needed, where the individual is empowered in a medical crisis, instead of lives being at the mercy of the medical-industrial complex.

One of the best ways to protect yourself is to find a pro-life doctor. You need to seek out someone who will respect and honor your beliefs, values and wishes. The Catholic Medical Association and the Christian Medical & Dental Association are good places to start. Make sure you ask the physician where they stand on patient autonomy and informed consent. Additionally, you need to do more to safeguard the wellbeing and wishes of yourself and those you love.

Did you know that if you cannot communicate your wishes and have not identified a healthcare agent in a Durable Power of Attorney, you will be at a much higher risk of not receiving wanted medical treatment. This could be the difference between life or death. Without the proper legal paperwork and solution in place,  if you become incapacitated, it is too late. The hospital may very well step in and appoint a stranger to oversee care, instead of the person you would have chosen to make vital choices on your behalf.

MyLifeAngels is a new membership solution that safeguards your family and yourself beforehand. If a loved one ends up in an emergency room, you will be alerted the moment they enter the hospital, and have the tools needed to legally protect them right on your phone.

MyLifeAngels transforms the current reality where families may be at the mercy of the medical establishment, to a solution where the individual and families are empowered to protect their loved ones.

Take a few minutes today to protect your loved ones. Signup on the web at https://www.mylifeangels.com/home/LIFENEWSTWENTY to get 20% OFF your initial membership subscription!

MyLifeAngels provides tools that empower you to protect yourself and your loved ones by:

  • Automatically creating your state-specific legal Healthcare Durable Power of Attorney, available anytime/anywhere on your mobile phone. It ensures you are legally recognized as the medical decision maker with full access to information to make decisions.
  • Documenting your pro-life healthcare wishes and those of your family.
  • Allowing you to choose who will be notified in an emergency.
  • Alerting you on your mobile phone when a loved one enters an ER (Beta feature)
  • Providing ER staff with instant access to key medical information such as allergies to medications and to your emergency contacts (Beta feature)

If MyLifeAngels was available before my sister, Terri Schiavo, experienced her unexplained accident, there is no doubt she would have chosen my parents to advocate for her. This would have saved her life and prevented her estranged husband from dehydrating and starving her to death.

MyLifeAngels affords you the best chance to protect yourself and your family. The perfect Christmas gift! With it, you will have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones will be there and legally recognized to advocate for you. Most importantly, with MyLifeAngels you have a system to ensure your pro-life wishes and beliefs will be protected and upheld.