Wednesday, June 05, 2013

No good answers

Ms Shecantbeserious finds herself once again in the hot seat:

"House Republicans on Tuesday pressed the country’s top health official to cut through the government red tape in order to let a dying child have a chance at getting a lung transplant"

Here's the thing, though: there are no "right" answers here. As much as we like to bust Ms Kathy's chops, I find myself siding with her in this particular instance.

Are you kidding, Henry?

No, and please hear me out.

As we saw in the Nataline Sarkisyan case, sometimes the legacy media is quick to pounce on what appears to be a case of process over life. But is this really the case here?

From the media coverage, it's impossible to know for sure. But the rules have (apparently) been in place since 2005, so it's not exactly news that they exist. And here's the thing: while each life (and especially a child's) is precious, if an exemption is made in this case, how do you tell the next set of parents "no?"

Maybe you don't, but obviously the rule was implemented for a reason. Perhaps we should pause to consider Mr Chesterton's observations on fences.
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