|Woodjie posing with a Holter monitor.|
I've always advocated for non-discrimination when handing out very limited organs. Who is to say which life is the most valuable? Base these decisions on whether the recipient is strong enough to survive surgery and associated therapies and other medical criteria, not whether the patient is autistic. Hellooo, eugenics:
"Karen Corby of Pottsville, Pa., had just been informed by a doctor that a much-needed heart transplant for her (autistic) son, Paul, had been denied. To add insult to heartbreak, after hearing the bleak news over the phone she was told by the cavalier physician to 'have a nice day.'" Article here.
If you live in Pennsylvania, contact your state reps and ask them to support "Paul's Law."