Sebelius playing God


Talk about life being interesting …

I found it interesting a week or so ago when U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was giving testimony before Congress. The subject was the guideline for human organ transplants.

This particular time, it concerned a young girl suffering from a deadly disease, who was expecting to die within a short amount of time if she did not get a transplant soon.

The problem was that she was under age 12. There seemed to be a difference between the way these things are handled if the recipient is over age 12, or under 12.

Plus, there are just not many organs available for the under 12 age group.

Anyway, there was an attempt to bypass the regulations and make the girl available for an organ regardless of the fact she was under 12.

Sebelius testified that she didn’t think the rules should be changed for this particular case.

As part of her reasoning she used that old phrase: “I don’t want to be accused of playing God here, deciding who gets to live and who has to die.”

If the case wasn’t so serious, I could have died laughing.

If you know any of Sebelius’ background, you might wonder, as well.

She seemed to have a few qualms about playing God in this case. I have no problem with a person saying that; however, this lady has no trouble playing God when it comes to unborn humans.

She is one of the biggest supporters of Planned Parenthood in the U.S. government, except maybe for the president himself. As most of you know, Planned Parenthood performs more abortions than any other single organization in the U.S.

That doesn’t seem to bother Sebelius at all.

In the first instance, she tries to use God to justify her statements on the transplant question.

In the second instance, God doesn’t have a place in the decision.

Seems to me that she is talking about life and death in both cases. Yet, she can decide when God has a say and when God does not have a say.

Sounds a little backward to me.

And remember, folks, these are the people you have running your federal government these days.

Allen Ostdiek
Lawrence



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