Southern Religion

Health care is a right – Christian ethicists agree

Jennifer Harris explains that Christian ethicists view health care as basic right:

Other industrialized nations already provide basic health care, and consider it a human right rather than a commercial commodity, said Terry Rosell, professor of pastoral theology in ethics and ministry praxis at Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kan., and program associate for disparities in health and health care at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Mo. “They consider us to be barbarians for leaving out millions of our most vulnerable citizens—and non-citizens. They consider us immoral to allow some to grow rich off the sufferings of others.”

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September 21, 2009 - Posted by | Churches, Health, Medical Care, Religion

1 Comment

  1. If other countries, like England, can offer it’s citizens free medical care, then why can’t we?

    Comment by Juan Batista | September 26, 2009

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