Skip to comments.Euthanase Disabled Babies, Say Doctors
Posted on 11/06/2006 7:08:50 AM PST by marshmallow
LONDON: One of Britain's leading medical colleges is calling on the health profession to consider permitting the euthanasia of seriously disabled newborn babies.
The proposal by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology is a response to the number of such children surviving because of medical advances.
The college is arguing that "active euthanasia" should be considered for the overall good of families, and to to spare parents the emotional burden and financial hardship of bringing up the hardest-hit babies.
"A very disabled child can mean a disabled family," the doctors say.
"If life-shortening and deliberate interventions to kill infants were available, they might have an impact on obstetric decision-making, even preventing some late abortions, as some parents would be more confident about continuing a pregnancy and taking a risk on outcome."
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Little baby steps toward... I hesitate to say what.
I've heard that the British healthcare system is financially in ruins. If so, this is probably where the motivation comes from. Not that it makes the suggestion any less despicable.
"Euthanase Disabled Doctors, Say Babies"
What a great example of "progressive" thought in action.
"We can terminate for serious fetal abnormality up to term but cannot kill a newborn," he said. "What do people think has happened in the passage down the birth canal to make it OK to kill the fetus at one end of the birth canal but not at the other?"
Needless to say, this kind of thinking becomes more prevalent when the state takes over responsibility for medical expenses.
Drat! Medical advances have resulted in lives being saved! That's double-plus ungood. We need policies in place so our doctors can start killin' the ones that need killin'. We must restore the balance in the Force. It's for the younglings.
Very well stated.
In 1987, my wife and I had a microcephalic (small head) son. Not able to hear, see, walk, grow, barely able to take food in. He lived with us for 4.5 years. In 1991, our sixth child and second son was born to us. That very same evening, our son, Stephen, went to be with his Creator. To suggest that killing a disabled baby will make the family who kills the baby "less disabled" is about as dumb as it gets. That 4.5 year period changed our family forever - we are now more able not disabled.
This is simply a natural progression in Socialist Ideology..
Why waste resources on the disabled, when they can be much better used by the Socialist Elites?
What people is he talking about? Hah!
The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"
2He called a little child and had him stand among them. 3And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5"And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. 6But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
....except for the FACT that you'd be murdering a human being with an innocent soul...it's an absolutely fantastic idea.
That is, after all, the rationale of the murderer: to kill on the basis of personal flaw.
No one should be surprised by this. Here in America, they have elevated one such proponent to the head of the philosophy department at Princeton. Anyone who had even heard of Peter Singer knew exactly what HE was before he was hired. The death of the handicapped, damaged, the ugly, the poor and, eventually, all the "swarthy" will make the elitist Sanger-ists so very, very comfortable in the world they wish for...won't it?
Why stop at the baby, get rid of the parents for creating such a burden as well.
The culture of death includes the left and those middle easterners who want to cut our heads off.
When the Christian/Judaic foundations of a society are lost and materialism rushes in to fill the void, the society is very susceptible to a takeover by the ideology of death, despair and destruction.
England is no longer Judeo-Christian. It is materialistic. Jihadism is taking advantage of the situation.
The same thing is happening in the USA, but more slowly.
One step at a time, friend.... One step at a time.
The ghouls on the left salivate over killing even more innocent members of society, whose only crime was a desire to live. Every member of the ghoulish left should have to suffer the same fate they so easily dispense on others. But then again, only they have the right to decide who should live or die (sarcasm).
Who decides what's "too" diabled and why stop at babies? Maybe we should sift through society and "weed out" those who are "too" disabled.
Don't forget the elderly. Over 65? No longer productive? Guess what... You get to report to the local "free" clinic for the same cocktail they currently give to condemned prisoners. I've been saying this for decades, now.
Nah. They have to wait until the parents no longer productive (i.e. not paying taxes) and have "poor quality of life." THEN they'll off 'em.
If fact, in some places (Netherlands) they're already doing just that...
Back when I was an undergraduate at Princeton I took one of his classes. I asked him a tough question and he visibly started to panic.
Don't worry about fools such as Singer. they are puny mortals worthy only of pity. In a way, I'm actually thankful that the university hired him, he is fun to tease ;)