Doctor Josef Mengele
Dr. Kermit Gosnell

I love and respect my doctors and I am generally inclined to follow their advice but I have never and will never cede to them the right to make final binding decisions regarding my health, especially end-of-life decisions.

The vast majority of doctors are good and honorable servants, devoted to the medical profession and some are undoubtedly faithful to the Hippocratic Oath they formerly took at the beginning of their career.  The Oath basically says “do not harm” to patients.  Yet, history has shown us that there are doctors who represent the extreme opposite of all the good doctors.  Two such men are Dr. Josef Mengele or the Third Reich and Dr. Kermit Gosnell who is currently standing trial in Philadelphia for the murder of many children born alive as the result of a botched abortion procedure.

In the current debate over the provisions of Texas Senate Bill 303 it is becoming more and more evident that the supporters of the proposed amendments to the existing law, the Texas Advanced Medical Directives Act, found in Chapter 166.046 of the Health and Safety Code, and the opponents of the proposed amendments are divided into their two camps by the question of rights and whose rights will prevail, the first giving priority to the rights of doctors and the second giving priority to the rights of patients.  If I had any doubts about this they were removed yesterday when the Texas Medical  Association put the following on their Twitter site:

Note that the TMA not only demands that patients and their families must defer to the “training and judgment” of physicians, but also boldly asserts that doctors must have legal protection for the judgments they make in end-0f-life cases.  The genie is out of the bottle.  Those of us who have maintained that doctors and hospitals must respect the wishes of patients and their families have suspected that there were financial and economic factors figuring in on the arguments of the medical profession and the hospital associations.
Unspoken in all of the discussions is the question of to what extent does the growing traffic in human organ transplantation figure into the motivation of the hospitals and the medical profession.  Human organ transplantation has become big business.  The recent scandal in China involving the Uighur people, a Muslim minority in the Xinjiang region of China, where their culture is being obliterated by the central Chinese government, first because they were deemed separatists and now,  after the September 11 attacks to the USA, also as terrorists.  The Uighur were being arrested by the thousands and then were executed and their organs were harvested and used for transplant operations for wealthy Chinese, especially those from the ruling elite.  It was a very profitable business until Western human rights organizations caused the Chinese government to stop the business.  In the human organ transplantation business the highest priority is assigned to removing the organs as early as possible in order ensure their viability; that priority does not always work to the advantage of the patient, especially a young man or woman involved in a traffic accident.  It is rare that such patients have executed an advance directive and hence are the most likely to be subject to the decision of the hospital and doctor.  The possibility of conflicts of interest can always possibly exist.
For these reasons, and more, SB303 and its equivalent, HB1444, should not become law.
– Abyssum

Born in 1911 in the Bavarian village of Gunzburg, Mengele was the eldest of three sons. He was apparently refined, intelligent and popular and studied philosophy at Munich and medicine at Frankfurt University.

In 1937 he joined the Nazi party, and in 1938 went to the SS. Four years later he was wounded while serving at the Russian front and was pronounced unfit for duty.

It was in 1943, at the age of 32, when he was transferred to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

He initially gained notoriety as an SS physician who eagerly supervised the selection of arriving prisoners.

Mengele would determine who would be killed and who would become a forced labourer and worked to death.

Children prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp (Pic: AFP)
Children prisoners of the Nazi concentration camp (Pic: AFP)

He then made the fateful move into “experimentation” – and is believed to be directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Jews.

While his diaries show how Mengele found plenty of time to pontificate on life, there is no mention of his stomach-churning experiments.

He once injected chemicals into ­children’s eyeballs in an attempt to change their colour.

He was also hugely fascinated by twins and once sewed Gypsy children together to create Siamese twins.

Notes of his operations were destroyed but it is thought that at least 3,000 twins were subjected to his experiments and thousands more killed.

He once ordered his assistant to round up 14 pairs of Gypsy twins during the night. Mengele placed them on his polished marble dissection table and put them to sleep.

He then proceeded to inject chloroform into their hearts, killing them instantly. Mengele then began dissecting and meticulously noting each and every piece of the twins’ bodies.

Bizarrely, many of the camp survivors recall Mengele as a gentle, affable man who befriended them as children and gave them chocolates.

Since many had immediately been separated from their families upon entering the camp, Mengele became a sort of father figure.

But the children were acutely aware that they could be killed at any time.

He once drew a line on the wall of the children’s block about 5ft 2in from the floor. All those whose heads could not reach were sent to their deaths.

He was also capable of sudden bursts of extreme violence. Author Robert Jay Lifton, in his book The Nazi Doctors, reports how one terrified mother did not want to be separated from her 13-year-old daughter.

She bit and scratched the face of the SS man who tried to force her to her assigned line, so Mengele drew his gun and shot both the woman and the child.

With the comment “away with this s***” he then sent to the gas chambers all the people from her transport who had previously been selected for work.

One survivor also recalled that one block was infected with lice – and Mengele solved the problem by gassing all the 750 women assigned to it.

In 1945, as Hitler’s empire began to crumble and the Soviets advanced, Mengele went on the run.

He escaped the Red Army and, incredibly, was released twice from American detention camps when they failed to realise he was a wanted war criminal.

After four years of hiding on a farm in southern Germany, his wealthy family bought him the help of former Nazis so he could flee to South America.

Details gradually emerged of his horrific regime and he became one of the most wanted Nazi criminals.

– Wikipedia

About abyssum

I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas


  1. In 2002 I met Mengele in context whilst I was researching Operation Often. It took 9 years to confirm the man as Mengele , requiring a renewed search and a 1977 photo, prior to what must be the the shill death in 1979. He was the main man even in his 90’s looking into tall poppies like myself. is my evidence. Everything, even contrary evidence, makes more sense with my story than can stand up in hindsight. note DNA son may have been a false positive as son’s birth may not match visiting rights, remains have been cremated recently, Mengele got a lot shorter (2 bone diseases) I suspect death around 2007, after his sprightly assessment or assault on me- poking me in the throat, and the possible role of the Villa Almarin in Mougins his son put onto rental market( £4,000 a week) from around 2008.
    He spoke to me but I have a short term memory note of the words, and a long term memory
    that seems harmless. Oh, and I seem to have attracted the attention without him of Monarch Programming, which I now attribute to my country, right ot wrong, since my Human Rights that matter remain amidst the trauma, and I do not need to be killed. That is a small comfort.
    I hope your journey is less troubling, it is supposed to be seamless. Something went wrong
    with my bit….best regarded as toxic from any other source. Tim Baber

  2. anselmusjmj says:

    Abyssum, thank you for sharing the truth with us, about SB303 and HB1444. You are a great source for reliable information!

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