There is a case in Ohio where an inmate, scheduled to be executed very soon, requested that he be able to donate an organ to an ailing relative. He was refused. It's not fair to punish the relative for his crime. However, others may try the same thing to delay things. He is a murderer. But this may be truly his last ditch effort to do something good. Or he may be just trying to be another martyr. How do you feel about this?
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I fully agree
I am so happy to hear that, I truly believe that this is a good thing.
The court document I linked to in my comment has some information about his childhood starting on page 14 from the records of Child Services Bureau. It was filled with violence and sexual abuse.
This just makes me wonder. I understand there are some sort of genetic markers that help create these animals. Perhaps that would be a reason not to use his organs. Just saying.
I'll have to check that out. Over 70% of the time these types of perpetrators have been abused in one way or another. Not an excuse, just an interesting fact that should be taken in mind. Usually it's a learned trait. Thanks JS
Omg, those records are awful. There's page upon page of Phillips and his siblings being abused and caseworkers did nothing. Makes me wonder if the death of that 3 year old could have been prevented.
The whole story is all kinds of wrong. You'd think someone, somewhere in there had an opportunity to take things a different way. Hard to really say though I suppose from the outside.
Other than the disgustingly, graphic autopsy report, that we didn't need, JunkS made some good points. But if I were that ailing relative, none of those reasons would justify not letting me have what I need to survive. This is for her; not him.
IDONO. Nope Juunksi is running on hate and condemnation and so be it. I do not run my rig in that wind path. I hate evil. But any man who can find a way to make evil change to hope and wellness is better than one who hates. Maybe Junksi can rephrase?
Ericdierker, I'll accept the charge of condemnation, but not hate. Either way, the point is that his request is a ploy that costs us money which also could do a lot of good (perhaps more than what his organs could do).
I am a bad man. I do good for my own sake. I confess to causing immoral acts to commit good to others. My bad and my problem. It sucks. I do not wish it on others. But to save lives I will fail.
If it were the act only, I would deny it too. He should not think for 1 second that he could feel good about anything. But I would give up that thought if it meant saving the life of an innocent person. Even if it's a relative.
i dont see why you would deny it. why do his reasons or how it makes him feel matter?
It may not matter to you and me ,but it does to loved ones left behind. I'm sure they don't believe an iota of an amend could make anything right. With his past and the horrific crime he did, I can't believe he cares for sick relative that much.