“A famous saying goes, “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Due to psychic numbing, our sympathy for suffering and loss declines precipitously when we are presented with increasing numbers of victims. Research has shown that compassion fade can begin to occur when a threat to a single person expands to as few as two people. Saving one life is of utmost importance, but saving 1 + 1 lives feels less important than saving two lives and sometimes less important than saving one. Confronting this peculiar “arithmetic of compassion” in our daily lives and our national policy decisions is of critical importance in a world facing catastrophic threats from violence, disease, poverty, and natural disasters.”
In their latest blog, Forced Organ Harvesting and Torture in China, Andrew Quist covers forced organ harvesting and focuses in on 4 testimonies from the China Tribunal.