(From AlterNet). Anti-progress groups have campaigned against healthy life extension in recent years: all the broken arguments against technology can be used against better medicine too. Halting research because the wealthy get the first benefits is foolish. Rich people always have early access: the high prices they pay go towards making medicine better, safer and cheaper. Should we have banned cancer therapies or heart surgery because they were initially expensive? More pertinently, what sort of person advocates massive ongoing suffering and death as preferable to temporary unfairness?