July 18, 2006
Irrational, Inconsistent or Dishonest?Topics: Commentary
In this article, bioethicist Arthur Caplan proclaims of the doctors accused of murdering their patients in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina:
"You've got at best mercy and panic, but that doesn't add up to an excusable homicide."Zatso?
In this article, by Caplan and titled "The time has come to let Terri Schiavo die", Caplan stated:
"So, it is clear that the time has come to let Terri die."
Caplan has also authored a book on Terri's case -- presumably yielding a significant pay-day.
Caplan has also hosted a bioethics symposium, using Terri's case as the feature, titled "Why is it so hard to die in America?"
By Artie's standards, killing a helpless person by jacking them up with narcotics - bad. Killing a helpless person by denying them something as simple as sustenance - good.
Don't ya just love 'ethics'? If Caplan is an authority on the subject then I'm a supermodel.
Source: Pamela Hennessy
Posted by tim at July 18, 2006 9:38 PM
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