Robert P. George, Director of the James Madison Program at Princeton University and senior fellow of The Witherspoon Institute, Dr. Jacqueline Rivers, sociologist at Harvard University, Dr. Charles Camosy, bioethicist at Fordham University, attorneys representing the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund and the Thomas More Society have published a memorandum “detailing the tenets of federal law and explaining that federal civil rights statutes prohibit discrimination – including discriminatory policies established by state health officials – based on age or disability.”
“Thomas More Society Vice President and Senior Counsel Peter Breen explained, ‘We’re reading the unthinkable – the Seattle Times reported that Washington state and hospital officials have been meeting to consider how to decide who lives and dies. In our nation’s capital, the Washington Post is running editorials about the ‘nightmare’ of rationing health care, as is the National Review in the hard-hit state of New York. The horrific idea of withholding care from someone because they are elderly or disabled, is untenable and represents a giant step in the devaluation of each and every human life in America.'”
See the full Press Release here.
Read the Full Memorandum here.