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Dutch doctors see euthanasia as source for organ donations

December 01, 2014

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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