“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. – J Robert Oppenheimer.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Should hospitals be forced to provide emergency medical care to the poor? No. I do think a responsible hospital should provide emergency care to the needy on a voluntary basis - it's their mission. "Making" them do it demeans their value of preserving life.
Do I think the poor have a right to life? Absolutely; if you kill a poor person you should be tried and convicted the same as if you murdered a rich person.
Do I think the poor have a right to emergency medical care? I don't think I do. I see emergency medical care as a gift and a priviledge. If you can afford it, it is a priviledge paid for. If you can't afford it, it is a gift given out of compassion by those who value your life.