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Princeton Professor Singer: And I repeat, I would kill Disabled Infants
LifeSiteNews | 9/12/06 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 09/12/2006 4:28:08 PM PDT by wagglebee

PRINCETON, September 12, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a question and answer article published in the UK's Independent today, controversial Princeton University Professor Peter Singer repeats his notorious stand on the killing of disabled newborns.  Asked, "Would you kill a disabled baby?", Singer responded, "Yes, if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole."

People who oppose Singer's position have maintained that Singer is the logical extension of the culture of death and that society will eventually embrace his stance if there is no shift to the culture of life.  Alex Scadenberg, Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition commented to LifeSiteNews.com about Singer saying, "at least he's consistent."  In fact, Singer himself uses the abortion debate to justify his murderous stance. 

"Many people find this shocking," continued Singer, "yet they support a woman's right to have an abortion."  Concluding his point, Singer said, "One point on which I agree with opponents of abortion is that, from the point of view of ethics rather than the law, there is no sharp distinction between the foetus and the newborn baby."

Singer's position, similar to the culture of death, is that there is no inherent dignity in man, there is no sanctity of human life.  Man deserves no special treatment since, Singer rejects that man was created in the image and likeness of God. 

Asked about the choice between killing 10 cows or a human, Singer said he would kill the cows, but not because they were of less value, but because humans would mourn the death more.  "I've written that it is much worse to kill a being who is aware of having a past and a future, and who plans for the future. Normal humans have such plans, but I don't think cows do. And normal humans have family and friends who will grieve their death in ways more vivid and longer-lasting than the way cows may care about other cows. (Although a cow certainly misses her calf for a long time, if the calf is taken from her. That's why there is a major ethical problem with dairy products.) If I really had to make such a decision, I'd kill the cows."

Schadenberg commented saying, "Once again Singer is making distinctions between human beings he would consider normal and those he would consider not normal, thus he is deciding who is a person and who is not.  Non-persons are allowed to be killed."  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition leader concluded, "even though Singer does not like to be compared to the Nazi's especially since his parents died in the Holocaust, his philosophical position is identical to what the Nazi's proposed.  The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition is primarily concerned for the lives of people with disabilities and other vulnerable persons."

See the whole interview:
http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article1466409...



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykillers; campuscommies; campusradicals; cultureofdeath; deathcult; eugenics; moralabsolutes; nazis; petersinger; prolife; selfloathingjews
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To: wagglebee

Wonder if he is related to Hilter...for sure he would have had a principal position in the Nazi party.....


101 posted on 09/13/2006 7:59:42 AM PDT by thinking
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To: wagglebee
I believe this is the gentleman whose mother has Alzheimer's and he did want her terminated. When asked if this was inconsistent with his preachings, he agreed that it was.
102 posted on 09/13/2006 8:09:47 AM PDT by DOGEY
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To: wagglebee
>> I said "in a couple of decades."

Mmm, yes, it has been that long since they were teens :-) Fortunately, I was kidding. I do hear from them now and then. Some of them.

:-)

103 posted on 09/13/2006 8:23:36 AM PDT by T'wit (It is not possible to "go too far" criticizing liberals. No matter what you say, they're worse.)
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To: trisham
>> Not surprising, since he clearly loathes people.

I think he loathes God. I think they're all in rebellion in one way or another, loathing God for getting in their way, or for not handing them paradise on a platter, or even for not being there. They try to usurp God's throne with earthly power, but it always crumbles.

Despising God's creatures is derivative. They hate their fellow humans, for we are all children of God. They hate life itself, God's gift to each of us. They are the historical pessimists. Their view of life is painted in shades of black. They peck at everything good, for it is a reflection of God and His creation. We see them do this every day.

They never learn that, when you make war on God, you lose.

104 posted on 09/13/2006 8:43:38 AM PDT by T'wit (It is not possible to "go too far" criticizing liberals. No matter what you say, they're worse.)
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To: T'wit
Despising God's creatures is derivative.

*************

Excellent point. You're right.

105 posted on 09/13/2006 8:44:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
You are a fast reader!

Thanks very much.

106 posted on 09/13/2006 8:46:37 AM PDT by T'wit (It is not possible to "go too far" criticizing liberals. No matter what you say, they're worse.)
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To: wagglebee; Disturbin; Michael Goldsberry
Singer had a number of relatives who died in the Holocaust, but his parents escaped from Austria in the late 30's and emigrated to Australia.

Singer's mother had Alzheimer's disease, which rendered her, in Singer's system, a "nonperson". He is quoted as saing, "I think this has made me see how the issues of someone with these kinds of problems are really very difficult" (Singer's mother died about 5 years ago.)

There may be hope for his conversion; lket's abandon him. I'm going to close my eyes and fold my hands on the keyboard right now. Let's pray.

107 posted on 09/13/2006 9:45:47 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I am somewhat confused, Singer has stated that his mother had Alzheimer's, but he has also said that his parents were killed in Auschwitz. Now obviously these can't both be true -- but is it possible that neither is true? Maybe Singer just made the whole thing up, thinking that people wouldn't identify him as the Nazi he is because his parents were killed at Auschwitz and then trying to get sympathy for his Nazi beliefs by saying that his mother's Alzheimer's made her a "nonperson."


108 posted on 09/13/2006 9:50:55 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee

His parents immigrated from Vienna to Melbourne in 1938; that's easy to verify. He must have said that his grandparents and other relatives died in the Holocaust.


109 posted on 09/13/2006 9:52:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Jesus, my Lord, my God, my All.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I thought I remembered seeing where he claimed his parents died in the Holocaust. In any event, Singer's beliefs are totally consistent with those of Hitler, Eichmann and Mengele, to call him a human being is a real stretch as far as I am concerned.


110 posted on 09/13/2006 9:56:03 AM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
...even though Singer does not like to be compared to the Nazi's especially since his parents died in the Holocaust, his philosophical position is identical to what the Nazi's proposed.

That's the bottom line: Singer is, in fact, vigorously supporting one of the main tenets of Naziism.

111 posted on 09/13/2006 9:56:42 AM PDT by TChris (Banning DDT wasn't about birds. It was about power.)
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To: wagglebee

As a Father of a boy with hemophilia, a boy who is three merit badges short of Eagle Scout, I think that Professor Singer is morally disabled and should be dealt with accordingly.


112 posted on 09/13/2006 10:09:28 AM PDT by Redleg Duke (ˇSalga de los Estados Unidos de América, invasor!)
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To: Coleus; nickcarraway; narses; Mr. Silverback; Canticle_of_Deborah; TenthAmendmentChampion; ...
Special Place in hell Ping.

Pro-Life PING

Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.

113 posted on 09/13/2006 11:39:57 AM PDT by cpforlife.org (A Catholic Respect Life Curriculum is available at KnightsForLife.org)
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To: wagglebee
"Many people find this shocking," continued Singer, "yet they support a woman's right to have an abortion." Concluding his point, Singer said, "One point on which I agree with opponents of abortion is that, from the point of view of ethics rather than the law, there is no sharp distinction between the foetus and the newborn baby."

He gets that one right at least, and he's honest about it. More than can be said for most abortion proponents.

114 posted on 09/13/2006 12:35:42 PM PDT by agrace
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To: cpforlife.org

Groningen Protocol in Action

Didn't everyone see the blankness during Schiavo?

If this country could starve a woman to death for a week and a half... to allow that, we're finished to say the least.

Don't you notice how a certain party attracts to death and terrorists that kill, in spite of their "hate of religion".
Tells me all I need to know.


115 posted on 09/13/2006 12:41:02 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Libs, your choice... the .380 or Glock? This is not a game, and I have bail money.)
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To: NicknamedBob; JCEccles; wagglebee; kellynch

"Singer is a supreme Darwinist. This kind of horrific thinking is its natural ourworking."


"Wow. That's quite a leap."

Agreed. Just sweep up all the people with whom you disagree, and paint them with the same broad brush.
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It's not a leap since Singer himself has written "A Darwinian Left" in which he advocates a leftist Darwinist approach to human development...and ummm death.


116 posted on 09/13/2006 12:42:36 PM PDT by eleni121 (General Draza Mihailovich: We will never forget you - the hero of World War Two)
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To: wagglebee; All

Michigan Bill Would Require Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Girls
http://www.lucianne.com/threads2.asp?artnum=295672


117 posted on 09/13/2006 12:53:58 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Libs, your choice... the .380 or Glock? This is not a game, and I have bail money.)
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To: wagglebee

This man and his movement have influenced medical care here in the US. He has just one master.


118 posted on 09/13/2006 1:00:20 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: eleni121

I didn't think it was a leap at all. Though I would consider Singer to be a Utilitarianist.


119 posted on 09/13/2006 1:01:18 PM PDT by MarMema
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To: AliVeritas

It's even more "heated" over here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1700554/posts


120 posted on 09/13/2006 1:04:28 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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