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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.

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  • 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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    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.
    I would think this goes above and beyond "basic", though. It does seem somewhat counter-intuitive that the best way for someone of "limited means" to get this surgery is by being in prison.
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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
    Heart transplant is not basic. Besides that a child molester put himself in prison.
    It is a medical need, and medical needs are basic needs.
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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
    I would think this goes above and beyond "basic", though. It does seem somewhat counter-intuitive that the best way for someone of "limited means" to get this surgery is by being in prison.
    Oh golly no. You just apply for social security disability and you suddenly have free care. No need to commit a crime.

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

    I'm gonna think it's gross. And I'm going to think it's disgusting. And I don't know why God does things like create pedophiles. I just think these pedophiles should not act on their urges but I don't know if that's possible for them to do. If they are caught acting on their urges it tells me they cannot control their urges and have to be removed from society forever without killing them

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

    He should stay in prison and get a transplant (if he's a viable candidate, which it seems like he is) at the taxpayers' expense. When someone is imprisoned, part of it is that we as the taxpayers take on the burden of providing for that person. Shelter, meals, medical care, all of that.
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    A state sanction against criminal behaviour is deprivation of liberty. Being locked up is the entire punishment. While in control of his liberty, the state has a duty of care to the prisoner, involving humane treatment including medical care.
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Was there a situation proposed? I can't seem to find it

    My personal belief is that we are all miracles, equally .No person is more of a miracle than another person or fetus. So I wouldn't easily answer the question about who should got the liver. I'd probably leave it to others.

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

    He is a human being, we cant just let him die or release him early because of his sickness...


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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.
    not a ward of the state, a prisoner of the state....and heart transplants are not a basic need.

    we let people die all the time, why should a perv get any preference?
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    Re: Should a Convicted Child Molester Get a Heart Transplant at Tax Payer Expense?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    not a ward of the state, a prisoner of the state....and heart transplants are not a basic need.

    we let people die all the time, why should a perv get any preference?
    Same thing really, and necessary medical needs are a basic need, and heart transplants is a necessary medical need. It would be unconstitutional to not give him the same treatment any other prisoner would get, because of his crime.
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