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Euthanize Prisoner to Use Organs for Parents?

By Wesley J. Smith This won’t happen, but I don’t know how euthanasia supporters could oppose the request. A murderer is suffering from imprisonment. He wants to die so his organs can be used to save his parents’ lives. From the WKRN story: An inmate housed at the...

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Hey Kids: Let’s Organ-Harvest the Suicidal!

  By Wesley J. Smith I warned this would happen back in my first anti-assisted suicide article–Newsweek, June 28, 1993–in which I wrote: Of greater concern to me is the moral trickledown effect that could result should society ever come to agree with Frances [to...

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MS Patient “Hero” for Euthanasia/Organ Harvest

  By Wesley J. Smith So, this is where euthanasia leads, and how its values spread like a virus. Belgium permits euthanasia to be combined with organ harvesting. That odious couplng has now apparently spread to the Netherlands, where Dickey Ringeling, age 61,...

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Bioethics Push Poll to Allow Killing for Organs

  By Wesley J. Smith To donate vital organs, a donor must be dead. This is known as the “dead donor rule, I have been warning that utilitarian bioethicists and transplant medical professionals want to shatter the DDR to permit killing living, living profoundly...

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Asking Awake ICU Patients to Harvest Organs

  By Wesley J. Smith Pick your cliche: Give them an inch and they will take a mile; in for a penny in for a pound, etc. In bioethics, there is never a permanent boundary beyond which the utilitarian impulse will not take them. Now, advocacy is beginning to ask...

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