On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy opened the show with an endearing story about his newborn son, Billy, born April 21 of this year. Apparently, Billy had a hole in one of his heart valves that needed to be closed immediately via surgery. Kimmel became emotional not just with the announcement of his son, but with his sharing of a harrowing story that would make any parent weak in the knees.
It’s gut wrenching. Those of you with children or grandchildren (natural or adopted is irrelevant), you know what it’s like to see them go through any level of pain at such a young age. My youngest daughter was born with a skull fracture. A chain reaction of high bilirubin and risk of compromised liver function made her look like she had been sprayed with yellow dye. We were already home from the hospital when the doctor’s office ordered us back. The words “get to the hospital now” sent chills to her mother and me.
Our little girl spent the next three days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) under close observation, blood tests, and ultraviolet lights – often alone, with no blanket, while shivering under that cold “tanning” bed. And her condition was nowhere near the severity of what Kimmel’s son or other NICU patients endure. Too many precious souls and the families that love them are not as lucky.
Since the threat of spending cuts commands a fairly large portion of current headlines, Kimmel chimed in:
“President Trump last month proposed a $6 billion cut in funding to the National Institute of Health, and thank God our congressmen made a deal last night to not go along with that. They actually increased funding by $2 billion, and I applaud them for doing that. Because more than 40 percent of the people who would have been affected by those cuts to the National Institute of Health are children, and it would have a major impact on a lot of great places, including Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, which is so unbelievably sad to me.”
“This isn’t football,” Mr. Kimmel added. “There are no teams. We are the team, it’s the United States. Don’t let their partisan squabbles divide us on something every decent person wants.”
“If your baby is going to die, and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make”
You’re right, Jimmy, it shouldn’t matter. In fact, it doesn’t now nor did it matter before Obamacare.
Anywhere in this country, if you need medical care, you will get medical care. It’s always been that way whether the family, friends, charities, or the state pay. And since when did the taxpayer-funded National Institute for Health become the holy grail of science and research? There aren’t institutions peppered across this country producing cutting-edge technologies and methods for improving our lives? Lord God Almighty, Obamacare passed in 2010. Did we not have healthcare and health insurance before then? What is with the Left in this country that drives the false notion that life before a government program
included burning dung for heat, and eating our shoes?
Naturally, the Rahm Cycle kicks in (named after the great crisis opportunist Rahm Emanuel) and we get Leftist wailing across social and mainstream media. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards who, I am glad to say, blocked me on Twitter a long time ago, ironically but predictably used Kimmel’s baby boy as a prop to stump for her evil brand of false “health care.”
“Health care should be a right, not a privilege. TY @jimmykimmel for sharing your story so folks understand.”
It’s dumbfounding how people like Richards actually try to conflate murdering babies with health care and “access” — or at least try to convince us that prenatal care is what is actually going on behind their doors. These are the same, soulless imps who would have applauded Kimmel and his wife had they murdered their baby boy on April 20. To Democrats, it’s only a baby if it’s wanted. Because SCIENCE, right?
It’s a long shot, I realize, but my great hope is Kimmel, clearly in love with his children, will champion innocent life. I also hope that we take back the language from these people, and take back the debate, stopping this utter (expletive) stupid notion that it’s the government’s job to tax and dictate health care.
Image: Excerpted from: By Angela George, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21245409