Eat Right II

From Classical Values:

Josh Chafetz at OxBlog asks whether this report (that Idi Amin seeks kidney donor) is a sick joke.

It sure sounds like a sick joke to me. For once, in this very limited instance, I have to express agreement with Dr. Leon Kass — who opposes organ transplantation.

No human organs should go into that guy!


Lots of human organs have already gone into Mr. Amin, kids — right through his digestive tract.

On a more serious note, I had no clue that Dr. Kass is against something so miraculously routine as organ transplants. This is the guy President Bush put in charge of his bio-ethics commission? No wonder he’s against cloning research — he can’t even adide the thought that a 12-year-old with a congenital heart defect might live long enough to actually experience, you know, life.

As someone who lost a father waiting for a heart donor, lost a best friend after a failed marrow stem cell transplant, and has another friend who might need a kidney someday. . .

Well, I still hope that Dr. Kass never finds himself, or a loved one, in the position I’ve seen up close too many damn times already.


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