Udo Schuklenk is furious at the public backlash against the forced removal of life support from Alfie Evans in the U.K.
This was about raw power. If Alfie had escaped the diktat, there would soon be others demanding their freedom too.
We are witnessing a steady and growing imposition of technocracy in medicine, where “experts” define the parameters of care.
Forcing this baby to die when there is no diagnosis would be an act of naked medical authoritarianism.
There will be much more to say about the utilitarian drift of medicine and the increasing loss of patient autonomy.