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  • Peter Singer: Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled People Isn’t That Bad Because They Can’t....

    04/19/2017 4:26:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    life news ^ | April 19, 2017 | John Stonestreet
    FULL TITLE: Peter Singer: Sexually Assaulting Mentally Disabled People Isn’t That Bad Because They Can’t Comprehend It We say it often: ideas have consequences; bad ideas have victims. And a certain, consistent Princeton bioethicist continues to show just how true that is. How do we know what’s right? Great minds have wrestled with that question for much of history. Is it doing our duty regardless of the consequences? Is it doing whatever a virtuous person would do? Is it doing what brings the most happiness to the most people? That last option—the greatest good for the greatest number—is the basic...
  • Peter Singer doesn’t want tax dollars to pay for disabled babies

    06/30/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 69 replies
    lifedynamics.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Life Dynamics
    While pro-life advocates work to remove tax funded abortions, Princeton University bio-ethicist, Peter Singer says he doesn’t want his tax dollars to pay for disabled babies. In a radio interview in April with WorldNet Daily’s Aaron Klein, Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies. Singer is both an advocate for abortion as well as infanticide. On his faculty page, under the heading: The Sanctity of Human Life, Singer openly argues for infanticide: “Newborn human babies have no sense of their own existence over time. So killing a newborn...
  • Peter Singer: If a House Were On Fire I’d Save 200 Pigs Before Saving One Human Child

    06/23/2015 11:17:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2015 | Wesley J. Smith
    Peter Singer is something of a house ethicist for the New York Times and especially beloved of the weak liberal thinker, Nicolas Kristof. While I think he should be treated the same as if he were a racist for his anti-human equality views, the media here mostly ooh and aah. That is why I was pleased to see Singer pushed in an interview by a Swiss newspaper to claim that the lives of 200 (or some other number of) pigs should be saved from a fire over that of a single human baby. From the interview (Google translation): Q: A...
  • Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ over infanticide interview

    06/22/2015 7:47:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 6/22/15 | Michael Cook
    Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views.The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through Europe well. In late May he added another two honorary doctorates -- from the Universities of Athens and of Bucharest -- to his extensive collection of awards and distinctions. From there he went to Berlin to receive the inaugural “Peter Singer Prize for Strategies to Reduce the Suffering of Animals”. He was introduced in glowing terms by Maneka Gandhi, Indian Minister of Women and Child Development, who is president of People for Animals in her own country. A German...
  • Ethicist Peter Singer Says Don't Pay to Treat Disabled Babies

    05/13/2015 5:25:45 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | May 12, 2015 | Wesley J. Smith
    Ethicist Peter Singer Says Don't Pay to Treat Disabled Babies Wesley J. Smith May 12, 2015 7:16 PM | Permalink Peter Singer is a bigot. Rather than believing in universal human equality, he would invidiously measure the capacities of human beings to determine whether they are "persons." Those with insufficient capacities are to be deemed human "non-persons," of lesser moral value, and hence, potentially subject to both killing and objectification for harvesting, medical experimentation, etc. He also supports health care rationing based on quality of life. This blatant medical discrimination would victimize babies born with severe disabilities -- whose care,...
  • “Professor, do your homework,” disability group tells Singer

    05/08/2015 7:09:27 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 5/8/15 | Michael Cook
    Utilitarian bioethicist Peter Singer has often come under fire for his views on infanticide from pro-life groups. But after a recent radio interview, he was sternly rebuked by a US government agency, the National Council on Disability.Professor Singer was promoting his book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically, on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, a show broadcast in New York and Philadelphia.Klein elicited from Singer the claim that government-funded health care should include rationing and that we should acknowledge the necessity of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”This, says the...
  • Princeton prof: Kill severely disabled infants under Obamacare

    04/21/2015 5:50:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    WND ^ | 4/19/15
    In a radio interview Sunday, Princeton University ethics professor Peter Singer argued it is “reasonable” for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies.Singer contended the health-care system under Obamacare should be more overt about rationing and that the country should acknowledge the necessity of “intentionally ending the lives of severely disabled infants.”Throughout the interview, Singer repeatedly referred to a disabled infant as “it.”Singer was speaking on the “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.The Princeton professor is known for his controversial views on abortion and...
  • Why Do People Continue Applauding Peter Singer’s Views Supporting Infanticide?

    04/07/2015 10:10:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 4/6/15 | Wesley J. Smith
    In a world in which someone who makes a politically incorrect utterance can be ruined, Peter Singer should be anathema, given his truly awful beliefs. Instead, he is looked to as a respected ethicist, for example, an article in the Wall Street Journal about his book urging that we give 1/3 of our incomes to charity.But the writer left out so much about what makes Singer’s utilitarian values so rotten–and often anti-human. Consider:• Singer supports personhood theory and infanticide: Singer claims that personhood should replace humanhood as the measure of highest value. In this view, individuals who are not self-aware...
  • Personhood-winked: "Animal rights" are anti-human

    01/19/2015 6:45:06 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 3 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | January 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Personhood-winked: “Animal rights” are anti-human by Daniel Clark When is a person not a human? Why, when it’s a “non-human person,” of course. If that’s the unfunniest riddle you’ve ever heard, there’s good reason, because its answer has potentially deadly consequences. In Argentina, an appellate court has bestowed legal personhood on an orangutan named Sandra. Meanwhile, here in the States, proposed “personhood laws” that would recognize every human being as a person are regarded as controversial. These two stories are undoubtedly related, as the terminology of the anti-human animal rights movement makes clear. The Argentine court declared Sandra to be...
  • The Dangerous Mind of Peter Singer

    01/08/2015 7:27:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | 6.22.11 | Joe Carter
    Bespectacled, balding, and thin, the Australian scholar Peter Singer has the looks of a stereotypical college professor. You would never be able to tell simply by his unassuming persona that his mind holds some of the most controversial ideas in American academia.  Singer has spent a lifetime justifying the unjustifiable. He is the founding father of the animal liberation movement and advocates ending “the present speciesist bias against taking seriously the interests of nonhuman animals.” He is also a defender of killing the aged (if they have dementia), newborns (for almost any reason until they are two years old),...
  • Nurse Who Killed 100 Patients Because They Were “Annoying” May be Second....

    12/23/2014 6:29:57 PM PST · by Morgana · 22 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 12/23/14 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Nurse Who Killed 100 Patients Because They Were “Annoying” May be Second Biggest Serial Killer Ever LifeNews has twice profiled Daniela Poggiali, an Italian nurse who was arrested in October for allegedly killing up to 38 patients because she found them or their relatives annoying. Later, reports indicated she may have killed as many as 96 patients. One of her victims, Rosa Calderoni, brought her crimes to light after she died from an injection of potassium. Officials suspect that Ms. Poggiali may have killed two more patients on the same day of Calderoni’s death. Under Italian law, killing...
  • Deliberately Hastened Death Here Now, Just Not Heavily Advertised

    11/09/2014 10:38:28 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
     After-Birth “Abortion”    We Are In The Middle Of A Tsunami Of Physician-Hastened Termination—Goodness Has Nothing To Do With It, Don’t Call It “Euthanasia”  I watch the people’s faces coming out of Mass, the time when their lives are most affected by our Blessed Lord’s earthly mission. Sometimes my notice is caught by a heavenly glow on the faces of mothers with many children. Little children are innocently preoccupied by more immediate emotions. But most arresting are the looks of young people, often ranging between wistfulness and angst.Youth are faced with some of the most serious business of life,...
  • Should We Offer Alzheimer’s Patients Love and Care or Push Them Into Assisted Suicide?

    09/19/2014 7:21:54 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    Sometimes I get emotional whiplash. On one hand, we see very prominent bioethicists say that we should starve Alzheimer’s patients to death if they asked to be killed in an advance directive.Compassion and Choices teaches oldsters how to commit suicide by self-starvation.People like Peter Singer claim we should be allowed to lethally inject Alzheimer’s patients non-persons even if they never asked–despite having cared very well for his so afflicted mother.Then, there is the story of the man who gave his beloved wife, dying of Alzheimer’s, his last breath. Literally. From the KFOR story: An elderly couple, who had been together...
  • Professor Death: Peter Singer Says Criminals Should Have Euthanasia Option to Avoid Prison

    08/20/2014 6:55:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 79 replies
    Life News ^ | 8/19/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    I think it is time to start calling Peter Singer ”Professor Death.”The Princeton moral philosopher–an oxymoron in his case–is the world’s foremost proponent of infanticide. He usually uses examples of disabled babies, but the reason he believes they can be killed is that they are supposedly not “persons.” Thus, Singer has refused to state that killing a baby because she was ugly would be wrong.Professor Death also supports euthanasia, both voluntary and non voluntary against ill human non-persons, such as Alzheimer’s patients.He has also stated that cognitively devastated people should have been used in developing the hepatitis vaccines instead of...
  • Altruistic Infanticide

    08/11/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 30 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 8/11/2014 | Scott Walter
    “Earnestness is stupidity sent to college,” quoth the wise and well-traveled wit P.J. O’Rourke. The line would seem to fit many adherents of the Effective Altruism movement, a trendy subset of the philanthropy world.... The movement’s intellectual guru, Peter Singer [is] best known for his support of infanticide, bestiality (and other forms of “animal liberation”), and necrophilia (as long as it’s consensual).... [There is a] near-perfect parallel between (1) a passage in Singer’s Practical Ethics that justifies killing a disabled infant in hopes of someday having another child “with better prospects of a happy life,” and (2) a historical account...
  • Is Sex outside the Sphere of Morality?

    07/29/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    "Sex raises no special moral issues at all. Decisions about sex may involve considerations of honesty, concern for others, prudence and so on, but there is nothing special about sex in this respect, for the same could be said of decisions about driving a car. (In fact the moral issues raised by driving a car, both from an environmental and from a safety point of view, are much more serious than those raised by having sex.) Accordingly this book contains no discussion of sexual morality." This is from the introductory pages of Practical Ethics (Amazon US) , (Amazon UK)...
  • The Coercive Freedom of Choice

    05/03/2013 5:31:50 AM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies
    First Things ^ | May 3, 2013 | Wesley J. Smith
    We are becoming a society in which “choice” and self-defined identities trump once-common values and traditional beliefs. But contrary to the rhetoric of its defenders, this shift is not a simple advance for freedom. The privileging of “choice” above all else in fact requires re-engineering the human person and society as a whole, and this will inevitably involve a great deal of coercion. This shift, if it didn’t begin with Roe v. Wade, could be said to have been dramatically accelerated by it. Despite continuing opposition by over 50 percent of the American people, abortion is now universally available, in...
  • Campus bans Ann Coulter, invites professor who calls sex with animals potentially ‘satisfying’

    11/19/2012 9:15:05 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 17, 2012 | Gregg Re
    After effectively barring conservative columnist Ann Coulter from speaking on campus last week, the Jesuit college Fordham University welcomed infanticide and bestiality advocate Peter Singer for a panel discussion on Friday. According to Fordham’s media relations website, Singer, a tenured Princeton bioethics professor, spoke from 4 to 6 p.m. in a panel the university promised “will provoke Christians to think about other animals in new ways.” Singer has long lamented the societal stigma against having sex with animals. “Not so long ago,” Singer wrote in one essay, “any form of sexuality not leading to the conception of children was seen...
  • Australia Awards Infanticide Guru Highest Civic Award

    06/12/2012 4:44:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/12/12 | Wesley J. Smith
    This is a disgrace: Peter Singer has won Australia’s highest civic award. From the Princeton press release: Peter Singer, the Decamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, has been awarded Australia’s highest civic honor. He was appointed Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia “for eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.”Singer is best known for advocating the ethical propriety of infanticide. But that isn’t nearly the limit of...
  • I do not think we need more human beings on this planet: Peter Singer

    04/09/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 31 replies
    Salem News ^ | 4/6/12 | Kourosh Ziabari
    (TEHRAN) - Peter Singer is a world-renowned Australian philosopher and bio-ethicist. He is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. Singer specializes in applied ethics and is known for his secular and preference utilitarian viewpoints. In 2004, he was recognized as the Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies. Peter Singer holds controversial and widely contested viewpoints regarding abortion, infanticide and euthanasia and has written several articles and books on these subjects. His 1975 book...