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Dutch doctors see euthanasia as source for organ donations

December 01, 2014

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As doctors in the Netherlands consider new guidelines for organ donations, some surgeons are arguing strongly in favor of harvesting the organs of people who choose physician-assisted suicide.

Writing for Mercatornet, Michael Cook reflects on the obvious moral problems that arise when doctors view terminally-ill patients as potential sources for needed organs—and perhaps even encourage the patients to see themselves in the same light.

 


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