Human Exceptionalism

Katrina “Euthanasia” Murder Indictments

I thought this would turn out to be an urban legend, but one doctor and two nurses have now been arrested for second degree murder, apparently arising out of their alleged intentional overdosing of patients in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I am not ready to draw any larger lessons from this episode about euthanasia advocacy or what has been called the culture of death. But we should watch these cases closely to see what the defendants have to say, if anything, about their alleged criminal conduct.