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Feb 13 2012

Academics Call for Killing People to Harvest Their Organs

To get an idea of what we have to look forward to as ObamaCare greases the slippery slope from abortion to horrors that would make a Nazi shudder, refer to:

“What Makes Killing Wrong?” an article published in the January 19, 2012 edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics. The authors argue that death and total disability are morally indistinguishable, and therefore harvesting organs from living disabled patients is not morally wrong. Bioethicists Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, of Duke University, and Franklin G. Miller, from the National Institutes of Health’s Department of Bioethics (which should really get the alarm bells ringing!) arrive at their shocking (for most of us) conclusion by claiming that murdering the hypothetical “Betty” isn’t wrong because it kills her, but rather, because it “makes her unable to do anything, including walking, talking, and even thinking and feeling.”

How do they get from deconstructing the definition of death to harvesting the disabled? First, they change the scenario so that Betty is not killed but severely brain damaged to the point that she is “totally disabled.” …

Since Betty “is no worse off being dead than totally disabled,” they opine, it is no worse “to kill Betty than to totally disable her.” Not only that, but according to the authors, “there is nothing bad about death or killing other than disability or disabling,” and since she is already so debilitated, then nothing wrong is done by harvesting her organs and thus ending her biological existence. And thus, in the space of not quite five pages, killing the innocent ceases to be wrong and the intrinsic dignity of human life is thrown out the window, transforming vulnerable human beings into objectified and exploitable human resources.

Once you can justify killing a child for being inconvenient, every other conceivable crime against humanity is a cinch. How long until “racists” and “homophobes” are considered fair game to be killed for their organs because that would maximize their benefit to society from the point of view of our liberal overlords?

When they came for the fetuses I said nothing…

On a tip from AC.

41 Responses to “Academics Call for Killing People to Harvest Their Organs”

  1. StanInTexas says:

    This is EXACTLY what you get when you devalue human life to the point of making it a commodity.

    Don’t liek abortion, don’t have one??? How about “Don’t want your organs harvested, don’t get old!”

    Remember, a boy is a pig is a rat is a…

  2. The left is SO lazy, stealing all of Hitler’s and Mengele’s ideas like this

  3. Bloodless Coup says:

    We are just starting to scratch the surface of how evil these people really are. Just wait until Obama is re-elected, then they will really start to take off their masks. In the meantime go here…

  4. Mark says:

    ““What Makes Killing Wrong?” “there is nothing bad about death or killing other than disability or disabling,” ”

    I agree completely! That’s why I’m sure they’ll have no problem when the patriots take up arms and do a little organ-harvesting of members of Occupy, treasonous liberal politicians, illegal aliens, etc.

    After all, if you’re a liberal, you’re mentally disabled. And if “disabled” is equated to “dead” in these pundits’ minds, then harvesting their organs is the appropriate path to take.

  5. RKae says:

    I marvel that there are people on this planet who feel morally superior by building worthless windmills, but feel no moral duty to refrain from murdering the helpless.

    I also marvel that we will soon be at a point where you’ll be turned down for life-saving surgery because you’re past a certain age, while some deluded freak will have his sex-change all paid for.

  6. GoY says:

    So, since the left thinks there is nothing wrong with harvesting stem cells from embryos, nothing wrong with partial birth abortion, and nothing wrong with ending the life of people who are, in the words of this article, “totally disabled,” is there anything in leftist morality that would prevent a pregnant woman from surgically inflicting brain damage on an unborn fetus and keeping it alive as a living organ bank?

  7. Secret Squirrel says:

    sieg heil progressives! SIEG HEIL! SIEG HEIL PROGRESSIVES!!!!!

  8. Fiberal says:

    Liberals are so in tune with Communist China on this one, that I really don’t see how there could be any objection by the U.S. government to sending criminals to my military-policed Yangtze River work camps.

    In fact, I’m reasonably sure that we could get on board with a body parts program.

  9. Old Guy Bob says:

    Methinks its time for someone to republish Niven’s “The Patchwork Girl”.

  10. Bloodless Coup says:

    Meanwhile 1.5 Billion Dollars In US Aid Goes To The Muslim Brotherhood In Eygpt.

    This Happened On Barack Hussien Obama’s Watch.

    Is It Treason Yet?….

  11. Bob Roberts says:

    We are less than one step away from a program that will somehow involve making babies as organ farms.

    Once you’ve firmly established that you can take organs from a living old or disabled person, it’s a very small step to taking organs from a child specifically bred for that purpose.

    Building on what Mark said, above, at least the fact that liberalism is now relatively proven to be a disease, which in most cases is terminal, should at least turn this into them devouring themselves, with any luck.

  12. Bob Roberts says:


    No doubt lao will jump all over me for posting this “off topic” instead of on the next open thread, but I may not be around to post once the next open thread hits…

    Feds shut down Amish farm for selling fresh milk

    You might have a little trouble with that URL (try reloading it – that worked for me), even though it’s working now, so I’ll post the gist of it below:

    The FDA has won its two-year fight to shut down an Amish farmer who was selling fresh, raw milk to eager consumers in the Washington region, after a judge this month banned Daniel Allgyer from selling his milk across state lines, and he told his customers he’ll shut his farm down altogether.

    The decision has enraged Mr. Allgyer’s supporters, some of whom have been buying from him for six years and who say the government is interfering with their parental rights to feed their children. But the Food and Drug Administration, which launched a full investigation complete with a 5 a.m. surprise inspection and a straw-purchase sting operation against Mr. Allgyer’s Rainbow Acres Farm, near Lancaster, said unpasteurized milk is unsafe and said it was exercising its due authority to stop its sale from one state to another.

    His customers are wary of talking publicly, fearing the FDA will come after them.

    “I can’t believe in 2012 the federal government is raiding Amish farmers at gunpoint all over a basic human right to eat natural food,” said one, who asked not to be named but who got weekly shipments of eggs, milk, honey and butter from Rainbow Acres. “In Maryland, they force taxpayers to pay for abortions, but God forbid we want the same milk our grandparents drank.”

    Fans of fresh milk, which they also call “raw milk,” attribute all kinds of health benefits to it — from better teeth to stronger immune systems. It is particularly popular among parents who want it for their children, and, in a unique twist, the movement unites those on the left and the right who argue the federal government has no business controlling what people choose to eat.


    It is somewhat ironic that the left is all about supporting local food producers and particularly those who don’t process their products or who do so minimally, yet at the same time they support more and more intrusive government which fights to bring about exactly the opposite with regards to the food supply.

  13. Bob Roberts says:

    Obama’s propaganda teams are forming up once again. Why don’t they just go ahead and adopt the name “PRAVDA” to make it clear what they’re really all about?

    They’re revitalizing to ATTACKWATCH and rolling out two other similar propaganda outlets.

    Here is a page (I haven’t followed all the links) that claims to compile links to many of the different ATTACKWATCH parodies.

  14. Sinister66 says:

    Bob Roberts says

    I doubt they will grow babies for organ harvesting. Chances are they will use genetically altered animals. They have already produced pigs that with human blood and use pig heart valves in human heart surgery.

  15. Bob Roberts says:

    For those who care, unfortunately the preliminary story is Whitney Houston died from a combination of alcohol and prescription drugs. Though she was found with her head submerged in a bathtub, there was apparently not enough water in her lungs to have caused drowning.

  16. Bob Roberts says:

    One more.

    The White House announced plans on Monday to help “Arab Spring” countries swept by revolutions with more than $800 million in economic aid, while maintaining U.S. military aid to Egypt.

    In his annual budget message to Congress, President Barack Obama asked that military aid to Egypt be kept at the level of recent years — $1.3 billion — despite a crisis triggered by an Egyptian probe targeting American democracy activists.

    Also, don’t forget he’s essentially funding our terrorist enemies, as the Moslem Brotherhood, the movement which helped produce Osama, is taking over in Egypt and Lybia too, apparently.

    The Obama administration – funding, aiding and abetting tomorrows terrorists today!

  17. Penny says:

    So the argument isn’t euthanasia as a means to end the suffering of that individual anymore. Now it’s for the benefit of those whose lives are deemed more valuable By an institutional authority.

    We really are not far away from a total dystopian nightmare.

  18. Jimbo says:

    So if totally useless humans are good for nothing except their internal organs – that puts every living liberal on the ‘donate immediately’ list.


  19. Gunny G says:

    I’d rather kill all of the academians, lawyers, and liberals and make America traitor free in the process.

  20. Old One says:

    Liberals in this country and their wackodemic obumunist allies have morphed into unalderated nazis. Remember please that a disproportinate share of the the nazis party’s most vile & vicious supporters were university professors nd public school teachers. Academiaq has almost without exception supported totalitarian lunacies to which they are receptive since they see theemselves as intellectually & culturally superior to the great unwashed.

  21. StanInTexas says:

    Old One,

    That is true, but what is also true is that once the totalitarian regime actually does get into power, the intellectuals are usually the first ones put up against the wall and SHOT!

  22. Chris in N.Va. says:

    These nimrods had better be careful what they wish for.

    If it ever becomes morally/legally expedient to harvest organs from EEG-flatlined individuals, then these shoe-sized-IQ nitwits are already prime candidates.

  23. Jimmo says:

    No better proof of the rule: ethics are for people who lack morals.

  24. HTA! says:

    Low on QALYs or fiat quatloos? Defenseless baby, geezer or retard? Religious? Landowner? Know too much about Agenda 21 and global socialism? Conservative? Own a firearm?

    They’ll get around to you. Just keep voting for them.

  25. KHarn says:

    “Sinister66 says:February 13, 2012 at 11:06 am”

    Oh you “doubt” it? Fine, many people DOUBTED that COMMUNISM would be a major political force in America. Many people DOUBTED that ABORTION would be a substitute for wearing a rubber. Many people DOUBTED that the EPA would make laws. Ect. ect. ect.

  26. lao says:

    bobby sez: No doubt lao will jump all over me for posting this “off topic” instead of on the next open thread, but I may not be around to post once the next open thread hits…

    Happy to oblige.

    Actually bobby, there is an EXISTING Open Thread. If you bother to look you might notice that J. posted 14 separate link posts there between 1:05 pm and 1:41 am. That’s more than two hours AFTER your wee “contributions” to this unrelated thread.

    Live and learn bobby, you MAY figure it out someday.

  27. firstHat says:

    You’ve been primed to accept this for a long while. Look at this (old but still relevant) timeline that notes every step of the process (including the money from Soros that twisted your favorite TV shows to warp your sense of what is human and not):

    There is a longer version at the same web site. Happy reading!

  28. oldguy says:

    There would be no shortage of organs if society would do one simple thing. Pass a law saying if you are not an organ donor, you can’t be an organ receiver.

  29. lao says:

    er 1:41 PM

  30. Sinister66 says:

    KHarn says:

    “many people DOUBTED that COMMUNISM would be a major political force in America.”

    Your opinion

    “Many people DOUBTED that ABORTION would be a substitute for wearing a rubber.”

    Should read “a subistitute for birth control” but more people use birth control then have abortions.

    “Many people DOUBTED that the EPA would make laws.”

    They dont. They lobby politions to make laws in their favor.

    If you would have noticed, I posted links showing the genetic altering of animals to create human organs.

  31. Ghost of FA Hayek says:

    We knew it would only be a matter of time before Obamacare started harvesting organs from those still using them.
    China provided the clue

  32. big-pete says:

    Note to moonbats: The unborn can’t fight, the born can.

  33. StanInTexas says:

    I notice that everyone that is for abortion… has already been born.
    President Ronald Reagan

  34. Lao in Space says:



  35. Mike Malone says:

    Ohhhh. Common…..these achademics have a point. I think this is a great idea…I think we should start with them….I mean we could harvest almost everything but thier brains which are obviously defective….

  36. T says:

    Pol Pot started with the intelligentsias.

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  38. 762x51 says:

    Reaganite Republican says:
    February 13, 2012 at 10:11 am

    The left is SO lazy, stealing all of Hitler’s and Mengele’s ideas like this

    Actually Hitler and his Final Solution architects got their ideas FROM early 20th Century American Progressives, not the other way around. The Master Race / Holocaust was the implementation of the eugenics and undesirables extermination principals put forth by Margaret Sanger, Woodrow Wilson, et al.

    Good thing I have another few thousand rounds on order. looks like I’m going need them.

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