Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mercy Killing?

The Hippocratic Oath says: "Nor shall any man's entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so. Moreover, I will give no sort of medicine to any pregnant woman, with a view to destroy the child."

In World War Two history classes we were taught that the Nazis were evil.  We were told they killed babies.  We were told they killed old people and the mentally infirm.  Later, they killed healthy people because they were not Germans.

Here in the United States we are doing two out of three of those.  We kill babies.  We kill the infirm, and the old.  How long before we kill people just because we don't like who they are?  It is wrong to kill the innocent, even if they ask you to kill them; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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