Students for Life of America
PRESS RELEASE
6/24/2009
Contact:
Kristan Hawkins
240-678-9620
kristan@studentsforlife.org


New Website Highlights Problem with National Health Care


ARLINGTON, VA- Today, Students for Life of America's Executive Director, Kristan Hawkins, released a website dedicated to changing the current debate regarding national health care. She launched the website, HealthcareforGunner.com, designed to highlight the reasons why a nationalized health care plan would hurt her infant son, Gunner, who was diagnosed with the deadly genetic disease, cystic fibrosis (CF), this March.

The website walks readers through Gunner's disease, his current health care plan, and President Obama's proposed nationalized health care system changes. In addition, it shows proof of how nationalized health care fails cystic fibrosis patients in countries like Britain.  
The website states that nationalized health care would hurt baby Gunner because access to the cystic fibrosis specialists, drugs, and tests would be limited. Because of limited funding and long wait lines, some of Gunner's care would be rationed or delayed which would directly affect his life expectancy.

Kristan Hawkins, mother of 5 month Gunner, said "Jonathan, Gunner's father, and I created this website because we want people to understand what we are talking about when we talk about health care reform. We hear politicians and policy makers reference rationing care but there is never a face to rationing. Gunner can be that face. We want people to know."

Hawkins, the Executive Director of the national pro-life organization Students for Life of America, stated "As a pro-life activist, I believe everyone should have access to quality healthcare that works to extend the life even those with chronic diseases. However, after researching President Obama's plan and what has happened in other nationalized countries, it's clear that nationalized healthcare will not achieve that goal."

For more information on the site, go to www.healthcareforgunner.com.  For more information on Students for Life of America and their efforts to train and equip college pro-lifers, visit their site at www.studentsforlife.org. For media inquires, please contact Kristan Hawkins at 703-351-6280 or by email at director@studentsforlife.org.

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