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Should we allow assisted suicide?
July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm
Teen suicide, especially among boys, has skyrocketed since 2000. WHY?!?
Wesley J. Smith joins Joe to discuss the opposite of assisted suicide… human exceptionalism. He says,
“Human exceptionalism is more than just the sanctity of human life. First, there is the unique value of human life and the indisputable fact that there has never been another species in the known universe like human beings. The difference in us is moral not biological… Consequently, we have obligations and duties to each other and to our posterity. That said, we also have a duty to treat animals humanely; they are not rocks or inanimate objects; they have emotions and can feel pain.”
Bioethics = biomedical ethics. Instead of “sanctity of life”, the bioethics field has shifted to “quality of life”. Bioethics is about creating policies.
First, they make suicide a virtue. Then follows mercy killing the terminally ill. From there, it’s a hop, skip and a jump to killing people who don’t have a good “quality” of life and possibly even organ harvesting.
Check out the article that launched his mission, “The Whispers of Strangers”
NOTE: This episode ended abruptly due to an internet outage.