October 4, 2005

Infant Euthanasia

"Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Sometimes it is not wrong at all.......Newborn babies have no sense of their existence over time" Hence they are disposable.

The chilling quote is by Peter Singer, a bioethicist professor at Princeton University. From Mercy! by Kathryn Jean Lopez.

At the moment, the "mercy killing" of infants isn't officially legal — even in the Netherlands. It's just happening. But the Groningen doctors seem to believe that if they can present guidelines by which doctors can break the law uniformly — the presumption being that they be professional about their killing — that a law allowing such killing will follow.

Posted by Jill Fallon at October 4, 2005 1:51 PM | Permalink