Â The topic of death panels–essentially, Obamacare bureaucrats deciding whether an individual should live or not–has died down somewhat but there’s a new buzz buzzing which could make them redundant.Â
President Barack Hussein Obama and his minionsÂ refused to concede thatÂ Obamacare incorporated death panels, just as they denied abortion services would be a feature of the new health care law, and Sarah Palin and others were lambasted and ridiculed for suggesting those ideas.Â
Now,Â two bioethicists–scholars who study and propound on contemporary scientific and medical ethical controversies, are advocating theories which are even more outrageous than death panels: harvesting the organs of living but seriously disabled human beings.Â
NothingÂ is surprising anymore in America’s thriving culture of death.
Â Â In an article titled, â€œWhat Makes Killing Wrong?â€ in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics, bioethicists Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Franklin G. Miller positÂ that deathÂ is morally indistinguishable fromÂ total disability and thus it is not immoral to use the disabled as organ farms.Â
They concluded their abstract byÂ arrogantly writing, “Having laid out our arguments for conceiving morality and medical ethics without a norm prohibiting killing, we submit that the burden of proof is on our critics to demonstrate where and how we have gone astray.” (http://bit.ly/z6lNgN)Â
Not incidentally, both bioethicists are hypocrites.Â Sinnott-Armstrong is a self-described “moral philosopher” who is also a professed skeptic of all moral systems; in 2010, Miller published The Ethics of Consent detailing the reasons why consent is a basic component of all human relations.
Sinnott-Armstrong and Miller evidently have been astray for quite a while if they can’t perceive the patently unethical evil inÂ taking a human life, inÂ not understanding the fundamental differences betweenÂ living human beings and lab animals, between pigs sacrificedÂ to save the lives of human beings and arbitrarily terminating the earthly existence of anyone.Â Â Â
Incredibly, that ghoulish variationÂ on Soylent Green puts Sinnott-Armstrong and Miller in the mainstream of modern bioethicists. (See “The Killing for Organs Pushers,” http://thedc.com/wVxnrt.)Â
They are also not far removed from the thinking of Planned Parenthood founder, Margaret Sanger, the early twentieth century eugenicist who endorsed the sterilization and eradication of African-Americans, nor from Obamacare advisor Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel who advocated that medical care be denied to patientsÂ who were no longer “participating citizens” in society,Â nor from Bill Gates, the billionaire who believes in not wasting moneyÂ treating the terminally ill. (http://bit.ly/yGWdse)Â
When a nation legally executes some 50 million innocent pre-born babies, is it any wonder that life is considered cheap and disposable?Â When bioethicists postulate that there is no immorality involved in murdering the disabled by harvesting their organs, is there any doubt the United States has lost its soul?Â When millions of Americans buy into such horrors, is there any need for death panels?Â