Monday, September 09, 2013

The Increasing Promotion of Euthanasia for Organ Use

In this brief post at NRO's The Corner, Wesley J. Smith writes about the increasing practice of killing people for their organs. He cites, as a case in point, the sickening discussion at last May's 21st European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery about promoting the euthanasia idea to the mentally ill and to patients with disabling conditions such as MS.

Says Smith, "I can think of nothing more dangerous than making mentally ill and despairing disabled people believe their deaths have greater value than their lives. Well one thing, perhaps: Having a society accept the idea that it can benefit at the expense of people in desperate need of care -- and whose care is very expensive."