In her column on Headline Bistro today, Pia de Solenni comments on the U.S. bishops' recent document on physician-assisted suicide, including the less-often discussed ramifications of euthanasia that have been reported in places where the practice has been legalized.
According to this article from Mercartornet, reprinted today on CrisisMagazine.com, she can add the disturbing practice of recycling donated organs from euthanized patients, which has been quietly underway in Belgium for the past there years.
The author quotes a British doctor who heads the UK-based Christian Medical Fellowship:
I was amazed at how nonchalantly the issue was dealt with as if killing patients and then harvesting their organs was the most natural thing in the world. … The matter of fact way the retrieval process is described in the paper is particularly chilling and shows the degree of collaboration that is necessary between the euthanasia team and the transplant surgeons – prep them for theatre next to the operating room, then kill them and wheel them in for organ retrieval. All in a day’s work in Brave New Belgium.
-- Elizabeth Hansen