A One-Woman Death Panel

“Some will live and some will die”

So said Kathleen Sibelius, when she denied adult lungs to ten year old Sarah Murnaghan. Rules are rules, and besides, her family is not well-connected. Luckily for Sarah, a judge felt otherwise, and yesterday she received a new set of lungs:

Sarah Murnaghan, a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl with cystic fibrosis whose family fought to have young children prioritized for adult organs, received new lungs Wednesday, her family told CNN.

Her surgery took about six hours, and there were no complications resizing or transplanting the adult lungs, according to family spokeswoman Tracy Simon.
A statement said the family was elated and that the doctors say Sarah’s prognosis is good.

That is a relief. I am relieved that the nation didn’t coldly watch a little girl suffocate because “Ve Have Rules!!” But I have a question: Is this the most amoral, godawful administration in the history of the nation? Sarah Palin was right.

- Aggie

4 Comments »

  1. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    June 13, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Aggie,

    Remember when Obama was a candidate, he said that when life began was a decision above his “pay grade”? Nice to see he got a promotion, and that he and his administration can decide when it ends.

  2. Kerri said,

    June 13, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    Aggie,
    I have different question than the one you pose. I want to know, how many other little boys and girls Sebelius watched die “because those are the rules” that we didn’t know about because they for whatever reason didn’t get the publicity that Sarah did?
    Kerri

  3. Bloodthirsty Liberal said,

    June 13, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    I agree, Kerri. This is among the most horrifying events of my lifetime, because we have some bozo deciding who gets to live and who doesn’t. And, given the media fawning over this administration, we will never know the answer to your question.

    And BTL, of course I remember! Who could forget that dreamy candidate giving that answer to Rick Warren? So handsome. So smart. I feel a tingle coming on.

    - Aggie

  4. Kimmi said,

    June 14, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    I have a different question. If this sort of a decision is put in the hands of a person in the current administration, how do we know specific people weren’t targeted/denied transplants based on political leanings? If the IRS could do it, why couldn’t she?

    COuld this be the next phase of targeting political opponents?

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