Surgeons at Denver Children’s Hospital
out the hearts of infants disconnected from life support after their
hearts stop beating but before their brains stop functioning. They are
then transplanting them into other children.
A more grotesque and evil procedure is hard to imagine. It’s
disgusting. It’s indefensible.
The excuse, of course, is the transplantation: they really just want
to save lives. So instead of waiting for actual death to occur, they
wait until the heart stops. The same criterion is being pushed for
with adult donors as well.
This is pure evil. Those responsible should be tried, convicted and
executed for murder.
It’s also illustrative of how widespread organ transplantation
coarsens a society. It’s one thing for someone living to give
an organ (e.g. a kidney or part of a liver) to another; it’s
another thing entirely to desecrate a body, rendering a man down for
parts like some animal. But men are not animals, and we are more than
the sum of our parts.
I hope that if my own organs failed I would have the moral strength
to resist the appeal of buying my own life with another’s death.