That's less than 3% that are voluntary donations. The rest of China's donated kidneys are harvested involuntarily! Wesley J. Smith, commenting on the latest health care trends, tells us that "once a society decides that some of its members have a life of such low quality that it is acceptable for doctors to kill them, and once these patients - many of whom already feel like burdens - learn that they can save lives by their suicides, the seductive pull of asking for could reach gravitational strength." Couple the financial motivation of physicians and hospitals who do transplants with the disdain many utilitarians hold for those who are disabled, and you have a lethal prescription for the Perfect Storm about to hit American health care settings. The vulnerable are not only suffering; they must now worry that pressure will be brought to have them to others who are considered more important than they are.


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