Are New Yorkers being allowed -- or encouraged -- to die so that medics can harvest their usable body organs for others?
Is life-saving medical care being withheld?
Are New York City medics and doctors picking winners and losers?
The answers to these appalling questions are yes, according to a bombshell, sickening lawsuit filed in New York County (Manhattan) State Supreme Court and reported here in today's New York Post.
The lawsuit alleges that medics are trained to convince next of kin to consent to the organ harvesting. It is easy to see how financial motivations and inducements to medics can be used to achieve the goals of this program, and how the human greed factor can result in medics abusing the implicit trust of their medical position -- that they are medical professionals whose professional judgment can be trusted -- to convince families that their relative (or friend) will not survive, that life-saving treatment is not worthwhile, when the reality may be that the patient can (and should) survive if properly treated. But as the lawsuit alleges, about 20% of all patients declared brain-dead still show signs of brain activity, indicating at least some potential of survivability and recovery.
I earlier broke the story of New York City's controversial pilot organ-harvesting program with my report on December 1, 2010, and the story was picked up on and subsequently reported on by Jerome Corsi of WND.com.
Eric Dixon is a New York investigative and corporate lawyer who routinely investigates public policy issues. Mr. Dixon is also on the board of directors of the independent, non-profit financial think tank the Financial Policy Council.