A prominent bioethicist who helped create Obamacare and opposes conscience protections for pro-life doctors and nurses is one of Joe Biden’s new advisers on his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.
MSNBC reports Biden, a pro-abortion Democrat and presumed winner of the White House, announced Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a former special adviser to Barack Obama, and others to his coronavirus team Monday.
“The advisory board will help shape my approach to managing the surge in reported infections; ensuring vaccines are safe, effective, and distributed efficiently, equitably, and free; and protecting at-risk populations,” Biden said in a statement.
According to Politico, Biden also is considering Emanuel as his HHS secretary.
However, Emanuel’s actions and writings raise huge concerns about how he values both born and unborn Americans. A bioethicist at the University of Pennsylvania, he argued in 2017 that conscience protection laws are “unethical” and “unjustifiable,” and doctors who refuse to do procedures they believe are wrong – such as killing other people in abortions or assisted suicide — should “leave the profession.”
A few years earlier, Emanuel wrote an article about how he wants to die by age 75 because life is not worth living. He suggested other older Americans should consider “whether our consumption is worth our contribution.” A short time later, he wrote another piece in the New York Times encouraging Americans to “Skip Your Annual Physical.”
More recently, Emanuel, considered an expert on the coronavirus, told MarketWatch that the United States may not be able to fully re-open for at least another year, the Western Journal reports.
“It’ll be closer to November, closer toward the end” of 2021, he said.
Prior to the election, he also urged people to vote for Biden.
“The best way to stop Trump’s do-nothing #COVID19 plan is to vote! A Biden Administration would take critical steps to fight pandemic, including clear messaging and a comprehensive, coordinated federal effort that builds trust,” Emanuel wrote on Twitter earlier this month.
Health leaders and bioethicists have been warning about Emanuel’s anti-life philosophies for more than a decade. In 2009, Betsy McCaughey, a former chair of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former lieutenant governor of New York, warned:
As a bioethicist, he has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving.
Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs. Many physicians find that view dangerous, and most Americans are likely to agree.