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Euthanase Disabled Babies, Say Doctors
Sunday Times (UK) ^ | 11-6-06

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; euthanasia
A natural progression in the culture of death logic. Once the "killing" genie is released from the bottle, it seaches out new victims and new means of extinguishung life.
1 posted on 11/06/2006 7:08:51 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Little baby steps toward... I hesitate to say what.


2 posted on 11/06/2006 7:11:21 AM PST by gridlock (The GOP will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: marshmallow

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.


3 posted on 11/06/2006 7:11:38 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: marshmallow
Euthanase Doctors, Say Disabled Babies

There. Better.

4 posted on 11/06/2006 7:12:38 AM PST by RichInOC ("I see stupid people. They're everywhere....They don't even know that they're dumb.")
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To: marshmallow
I like

"Euthanase Disabled Doctors, Say Babies"

better.

5 posted on 11/06/2006 7:13:08 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Republican, atheist, pro-life)
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To: marshmallow

What a great example of "progressive" thought in action.


6 posted on 11/06/2006 7:13:10 AM PST by Red6 (Weird thoughts -)
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To: marshmallow
The college's submission was welcomed by John Harris, a member of the Government's Human Genetics Commission and professor of bioethics at Manchester University.

"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.

7 posted on 11/06/2006 7:15:26 AM PST by gridlock (The GOP will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: marshmallow
a response to the number of such children surviving because of medical advances.

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.


8 posted on 11/06/2006 7:15:39 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: marshmallow
The problem with this philosophy is that absolutely EVERYONE is disabled in some way. To kill on the basis of personal flaw is fundamentally a will to destroy all of humanity. This truth is self-evident to anyone with senses and anyone who is partly free from pure delusion.
These doctors and those who support them are anything but healthy in the head. It is up to them to discover the light, in the meantime, all that we can do is try to outnumber them and protect those who are vulnerable from annihilation.
9 posted on 11/06/2006 7:17:41 AM PST by Soothesayer (The end times are nigh! Repent and die!)
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To: Soothesayer
To kill on the basis of personal flaw is fundamentally a will to destroy all of humanity.

Very well stated.

10 posted on 11/06/2006 7:19:17 AM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: marshmallow

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.


11 posted on 11/06/2006 7:21:22 AM PST by Snowbelt Man (ideas have consequences)
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To: marshmallow

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?


12 posted on 11/06/2006 7:29:42 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: marshmallow
"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?"

What people is he talking about? Hah!

13 posted on 11/06/2006 7:30:20 AM PST by rhombus
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To: marshmallow

Matthew 18
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.


14 posted on 11/06/2006 7:31:19 AM PST by Red Badger (ECCLESIASTES 10 The heart of the wise inclines to the RIGHT, but the heart of the fool to the LEFT.)
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To: marshmallow

....except for the FACT that you'd be murdering a human being with an innocent soul...it's an absolutely fantastic idea.


15 posted on 11/06/2006 7:31:40 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: frogjerk; Soothsayer

That is, after all, the rationale of the murderer: to kill on the basis of personal flaw.


16 posted on 11/06/2006 7:32:29 AM PST by sarasota
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To: marshmallow

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?


17 posted on 11/06/2006 7:40:39 AM PST by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: gridlock

Why stop at the baby, get rid of the parents for creating such a burden as well.


18 posted on 11/06/2006 7:48:02 AM PST by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: marshmallow

The culture of death includes the left and those middle easterners who want to cut our heads off.


19 posted on 11/06/2006 7:50:07 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Both jihadism and leftism are ideologies of hopelessness, nothingness and despair.)
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To: marshmallow

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.


20 posted on 11/06/2006 7:59:31 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Both jihadism and leftism are ideologies of hopelessness, nothingness and despair.)
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To: edcoil
Why stop at the baby, get rid of the parents for creating such a burden as well.

One step at a time, friend.... One step at a time.

21 posted on 11/06/2006 8:07:20 AM PST by gridlock (The GOP will pick up at least TWO seats in the Senate and FOUR seats in the House in 2006)
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To: marshmallow

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).


22 posted on 11/06/2006 8:14:00 AM PST by Gen-X-Dad
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To: marshmallow
These sorts of people can rationalize anything.

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.

23 posted on 11/06/2006 8:21:10 AM PST by FourPeas (The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge, it is always simple and direct. Calvin Coolidge)
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To: FourPeas
"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.

24 posted on 11/06/2006 8:32:19 AM PST by Mugwump
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To: gridlock

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...


25 posted on 11/06/2006 8:37:37 AM PST by Little Ray
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To: 13Sisters76

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 ;)


26 posted on 11/06/2006 9:44:16 AM PST by Soothesayer (The end times are nigh! Repent and die!)
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To: marshmallow
Evans married Roy Rogers on New Year's Eve, 1946. Rogers ended the deception regarding Tommy. Rogers and Evans were a team on- and off-screen from 1946 until Rogers' death in 1998. Together they had one child, Robin Elizabeth, who died of complications of Down's Syndrome shortly before her second birthday. Her life inspired Evans to write her bestseller Angel Unaware. Evans went on to write a number of religious and inspirational books.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dale_Evans

Angel Unaware: A Touching Story of Love and Loss

Angel Unaware (Paperback)

27 posted on 11/06/2006 12:13:01 PM PST by lowbridge (Got my own set of keys to the Rovian Weather and Earthquake Machine.)
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