I ran across an article this morning through another blog that dealt with the issues of disability, healthcare, and our societal philosophy of life and death. It was writen by a disabled UK lady to a UK audience, but i think the moral/philosophical questions she poses are trans-national.
I am not posting linking this post so as to prognosticate about the future of the American healthcare system if things go the way the current administration would like them to go.
Let’s get it out of the way, I don’t care about such issues.
What I want you to consider is the ethic underlying the policy. And how the consequence of ideas often draws us down paths we would never have considered walking down otherwise.