Excerpt from a piece in the American Thinker
“In the 1930’s the medical societies in Germany were Nazified, purging the leadership and ranks of the physicians who did not want to go along with the Nazi program. Cardinal George recently warned that eliminating conscience protections “would be the first step in moving our country from democracy to despotism.”
Should medical doctors be forced by government to override personal ethics and moral conscience to serve the utilitarian “common good” as defined by the state? This is the very matter at stake and is one in the same as that faced by physicians in Nazi Germany, as they were ordered to “exterminate” the handicapped, those with mental disorders and those deemed incurably ill, and then to kill the Jews. Removing the conscience clause that protects physicians and their patients from imperious rulings by state authorities is indeed the first step on the road to a tragic, totalitarian end.
If you do not want a medical system that forces doctors to participate in medical killing, make your voices heard.”
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