Organs are being harvested in Belgium. Hearts, kidneys, lungs, livers, all harvested from euthanasia patients. This is scary stuff folks. What is stopping those in the medical profession who are unscrupulous from convincing the elderly and disabled to donate their organs and then suggest they sign off on euthanasia, after all they are a burden to society and their families. Are their lives worth living?
Recently I read the book “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro. One of the most haunting stories I have read. The story takes place in a boarding school in the English countryside. The children that go to this school are told how special they are. As the story progresses it is revealed that these children are clones and their sole purpose in life is to donate their organs. Their life is very short-lived as they reach their third or fourth donation they die which is usually around age 30. This book is a must read.
In an interview, Mr. Ishiguro said that his intent with the story was not about cloning but about life and how little time we have on this planet. I read more into the book than this. For me it was a brilliant way to let people know the horrors of going down the road to human cloning and how repellent it actually is.
Like harvesting organs from euthanasia patients, think how enticing it would be for greedy men to want to have human cloning for transplantation Think of the money to be made. It would be difficult for those in the medical profession to consider turning such a proposal down.
I hope we never get to a point of human cloning although there are many on the hush, hush that swear that this feat has already been accomplished.
What say you on the subject of harvesting or human cloning? Below is a clip from the movie “Never Let Me Go”. If nothing else it will definitely make you think for a long time to come
Selah, Elaine Marlowe Mitchell