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PVS, Human Organ Harvests, and Experimenting on Live Patients October 25, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Bible & Theology, Culture/Society, Politics/Public Policy.
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If you think that harvesting humans for future research sounds beyond the realm of the possible, think again. Physicians, bioethicists, and legislators argue organ harvests from patients who are in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) should be permitted to further the progress of science and medicine.

You should read this op-ed (here), where Wes Smith IDs bioethicists and lawmakers who think that humans diagnosed with PVS should be reckoned dead–or at least treated as such–and harvested for any valuable contribution they may make to society and science, including medical research. Sound creepy? It should.
As Christians, we must affirm that treating humans as “things” violates the God-given intrinsic dignity and moral value every individual owns until life ceases, including those with PVS.

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