Saturday, May 08, 2010

Belgian Doctors Euthanized Disabled Patient and Harvested Her Organs

Read the story here from Wesley J. Smith's Secondhand Smoke blog.


Anonymous said...

After reading the story, I can't help but wonder if we have gotten the whole story here. What was the sequence of events? Was this patient given all of the appropriate physical, emotional, and spiritual support she needed? Or was she pressured in any way and made to feel as though she would be better off dead?

Do we value others only when they can contribute in a way that we recognize and appreciate? Does the patient's approval make a moral wrong make it morally acceptable? When the public decides that this type of action is OK, eventually it will move from the realm of voluntary to involuntary, as in the case of Terri Schiavo.

Anonymous said...

Many of the answers to your questions can be answered by the patient herself (which of course can't answer you back because she's already dead).

Personally speaking I am against euthanasia and even assisted suicide. I abhor people in uniforms and scrubs that are practicing this and will practice in the future. Though euthanasia is a long time debate and there are varied benefits(so they say)of it specially to the patient who is suffering, I still believe that euthanasia is a form of suicide and suicide is a sin. We people sued persons who killed and murdered their fellow humans but why do some people are optimistic of killing another life like in the case of euthanasia. Why do claim that euthanasia is a legal act of killing? But still its killing right?