The culture of death creeps forward

The culture of death creeps forward

The bloodthirsty Princeton “bioethics” professor Peter Singer is at it again. This time, he took his class to a local hospital to show them premature infants. His thesis is that it is ethical to kill a baby when doctors predict he has a low chance of survival. Not an unborn baby, mind you, but one who has been born. And it’s treated as a valid subject, worthy of debate, at an Ivy League university. It’s coming, folks.

First there was abortion, then partial-birth abortion—which is essentially infanticide—and now full-blown infanticide. To the hospital’s neonatal medicine director’s credit, he rejected Singer’s arguments, but the damage had been done to the students.

“Is it ethical to keep a baby alive without the chances of it being healthy and able to go to public school, whether a special school or not, or whether it would hurt the baby and everyone involved?” Courtney Mazo ‘08 said on the bus ride to the hospital. “Who makes the decisions to keep going with care, and what do you do if the parents and doctors conflict? And when is it better to refuse care instead of doing everything you can?” But, she noted, with medical advances, premature infants can live longer. Other questions—such as cost of treatment and quality of life—nevertheless remain.

  • “Created in the image of God” is a fairy tale to these folks. And how can Singer claim to know who’s self-aware, sentient, anyway?

    It’s like we’re living in pre-Nazi Germany, enjoying ourselves, proud of ourselves, and suspicious of anyone that isn’t “perfect” like us or who would threaten or refuse to share in our “right” to self-indulgent bliss.

    They should have taken Singer and class to see a bin of aborted fetal body parts and let them philosophize about that. Maybe it would wake them up like a photo of dead bodies piled up at Auschwitz.

  • Maybe a group of former-preemies, now adults, should visit the professor/abortion advocate and ask him to explain why they should have been put to death.

  • My moral theology professor made the same argument about baptizing severely retarded infants.  He said that he would baptize them but it “didn’t do any good” because in his opinion, they weren’t self aware.  Therefore they weren’t human.  Moral theology almost turned me into an athiest.  Almost

    Professor Singer assertion is, in my opinion, directed towards the burden and suffering of the parents.  Its a rationalization neatly wrapped in the guise of “ethics”. 

    Dom I don’t think your prediction is off base.  I think the next phase of euthanasia will include downs syndrome babies and other severly handicapped infants. 

  • Singer takes the culture of death’s arguments to their logical ends.  His system is emotional and difficult to live by—he can’t even do it.  His mother apparently has alzheimer’s which under his doctrine would qualify her for a visit to the Soylent Green death salon, but he instead spends a sizeable amount each year for in-home hospice for her.  When questioned about it he once said, “It’s different when it’s your mother.”  Now, apparently he refuses to discuss the matter.  The very fact that he has bodyguards to protect him at Princeton says a lot.  I suspect that his students are a small band of faithful followers but in no way represent the majority opinion on that campus.  Robert George teaches there also so there is some hope that the school as a whole has not gone off the deep end.

  • Singer like Chomsky(whom I debated via the net—-the linquist would not even define what an Abortion was/is)are disciples of the Cult. of Death. Hopefully prayer will transform their hearts. Logical dialogue will probably not change their positions.

  • When questioned about it he once said, personhood would come and go with it (any talk of “capacity” can be safely waved away as anti-empirical obscurantism).

    So we would “lose” our personhood while sleeping. And supporting and reinforcing this view would be the fact that we increasingly construct death as a violent, traumatic event—something to fear like you would fear fighting Muhammad Ali. But if you’re killed while in your sleep, you don’t even suffer (note our tolerance for euthanasia and how it preys on this fear).

    It’ll only then require somebody brave enough to close the circle and say it’s OK to kill someone asleep—at any age.

  • But I think it’s already happening in Belgium or the Netherlands. 

    Didn’t one of those countries just permit the euthanasia of children?? 

  • Yes tony c… I thought I heard an off-handed comment on NPR or something about aborting babaies who had Downs sydrome in the Netherlands.

    This professor is training undergraduates to think as he does.

    Beware the educational system…Moloch wants our children.