May 13, 2010

When euthanasia is coupled with organ donation

Moreover, agreeing to harvest organs from euthanasia/assisted suicides raises the very realistic prospect that despairing people with terminal illnesses or disabilities (or perhaps, just despair) could latch onto being killed for their organs as a way of bringing meaning to their lives.  This is very dangerous territory, made all the more treacherous by doctors, spouses, and a respected medical journal validating the ideas that dead is better than disabled and that living patients can, essentially, be viewed as a natural resource to be killed and mined.

Wesley Smith in Belgian Doctors Euthanized Disable Patient and Harvested Organs

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 13, 2010 8:24 AM | Permalink