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  • He should be released because he's sick and tax payers should pay for the transplant if he cannot.

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  • He should remain in prison and tax payers should pay for his transpla.nt

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  • He should stay in prison and get the transplant if he can raise the money.

    10 23.81%
  • He should be released and the tax payers should not be on the hook for his care.

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  • He should remain in prison and he should not get a new heart because he's a sexual predator..

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  • I don't know

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    He should be subject to the same rules as everyone else. Prisoners have their health taken care of by the state, so he should too. It's not up to a transplant committee to decide if a person is morally worthy of life, only if they are a sound medical choice. Besides, just because someone is convicted of a crime doesn't mean they actually did it.
    Let's say you were in a situation where there were two people who were going to die, and you have the power to save one of them. You know one of them is a sex offender and the other is not. How would you choose who to save?
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Let's say you were in a situation where there were two people who were going to die, and you have the power to save one of them. You know one of them is a sex offender and the other is not. How would you choose who to save?
    Morally I think everyone here concurs that the person who didn't molest the kid should get the transplant over him. But this isn't a question that can be answered by morals, but by law. The state is required to provide this guy medical care, and should be treated like any other patient. It's hard to swallow, but that is the way our system is set up.
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    This was in the news today;


    Fox23: Taxpayers to finance rapist prisoners heart transplant - Crime Confidential - Capital Region cops and courts - timesunion.com - Albany NY

    So, what's your opinion on what should happen here?

    These will be the choices once I get the poll up.

    -He should be released from prison because he's sick and tax payers should pay for the transplant if he cannot.
    -He should remain in prison and get the transplant at tax payers expense.
    -He should remain in prison and he should get the transplant but only if he or his family can raise the money themselves. (I had to shorten this one for the poll)
    -He should be released from prison and the tax payers should not be on the hook for his care.
    -He should remain in prison and he's a sexual predator so he should not get a heart.
    -I don't know.
    I think for this particular instance, yes, it should be taxpayer expense, but if he were a murderer and on death row, no, he shouldn't, that would be a waste of a heart, litereally, because this would a waste of a heart too, figuratively.
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    He should remain in prison and get the transplant at tax payers expense.

    He was sentenced, and he should fulfil that sentence.
    Wow! I picked the popular choice for once! But in my world they live on an island they can't get off. But they have a fine hospital for free operations.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I understand that, but it's not legal for them to deny him healthcare I don't think, so our hands are tied here.
    Where is the violation?

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Where is the violation?
    Cruel and unusual punishment, I would think.
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Cruel and unusual punishment, I would think.
    Fair enough.

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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    I voted "He should stay in prison and get the transplant if he can raise the money." If any regular law abiding citizen needed a hearty transplant wouldn't we have to be put on a waiting list and pay for it ourselves? So why should someone in prison especially for something extremely despicable get a free heart transplant while everybody else has to pay for theirs?
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I voted "He should stay in prison and get the transplant if he can raise the money." If any regular law abiding citizen needed a hearty transplant wouldn't we have to be put on a waiting list and pay for it ourselves? So why should someone in prison especially for something extremely despicable get a free heart transplant while everybody else has to pay for theirs?
    Because they are a ward of the state, and all of their basic needs are the responsibility of the states.
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Because they are a ward of the state, and all of their basic needs are the responsibility of the states.
    Heart transplant is not basic. Besides that a child molester put himself in prison.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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