Agreed. The big question here is how to define "soon".<quoted text>
The truth is that American medicine spends a lot of money on treating terminal patients who will die soon regardless. An honest discussion of this issue would be useful.
As an example, experimental advances in cancer treatment are often measured in extra months of life. Any Cost/Benefit Analysis dealing with increments of months in the life of a Poodle would easily convince us that the pooch ain't worth $100,000 treatment to extend its life by 3 months.
But we ain't talkin 'bout pooches here but somebody's mom or dad and so, in the final analysis, we must ask ourselves how we are to define the value of each individual's life. Is President Obama's life more 'valuable' than, say, Rush Limbaugh's? Christopher Lane?
Or how about 88 year old Joe Schmoe from an Akron retirement home?
Is little 6 month old Danny's life worth more than 45 year old drug queen lily's?
I fear that the Magic Negro's Medicine will rapidly lead to a further degradation of Life as we know it. Government-paid abortion and medicine is going to cheapen life worse than any Muslim Allah freak could ever do.
We sit on a knife-edge of moral decision making.