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Pro Life thoughts in a pro choice world through the eyes of a convert. I took early retirement after working in the social work and Human Resources fields but remain active by being involved in pro life education, lobbying and speaking .



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hospital refuses kidney transplant for mentally retarded child

 In a society that has decided that quality of life trumps sanctity of human life,  are we surprised that the medical profession has decided that those with disabilities do not deserve to have life saving treatments because they are considered less than perfect. We as a society will be judged on how we treat the weakest and most vulnerable among us. I would say  we receive  a failing grade. With Obamacare things like this will become routine.   This is a hospital in Philadelphia....the city of brotherly love.

HT: K. Hardin

"In a post entitled Brick Walls, Chrissy Rivera, Amelia’s mother, writes that her daughter’s doctor had told them that she would need a kidney transplant in 6 months to a year. Rivera then describes how another doctor accompanied by a social worker told her and her husband, Joe — Amelia had fallen asleep in her stroller — that Amelia would not be “eligible” for a transplant even with a family donor because she is “..already brain damaged and mentally retarded.” Rivera recounts a very painful exchange that followed during which she said:
“So you mean to tell me that as a doctor, you are not recommending the transplant, and when her kidneys fail in six months to a year, you want me to let her die because she is mentally retarded? There is no other medical reason for her not to have this transplant other than she is MENTALLY RETARDED!”

1 comment:

unbornhumanrights said...

That is horrible! But like you said are we really surprised. This is a world a country that aborts thousands of healthy unborn human beings daily, as well as those with imperfections like disability or even the suggestion of disability! The way human life is measured in this world is with the rod of "what can this person do for me" and not "what can I do for this person" so sad!! This is why we need the Lord and his Church!!!