Tuesday, November 14, 2006
The Slippery Slope
In a society embracing the philosophy of pragmatism, in which there are no independent standards of right and wrong, there is no limit on depravity or tyranny. The road to serfdom and inhumanity becomes gradually steeper and slipperier with each step along it.
A quote from The Sunday Times [London], 5 November 2006, in the Brussels Journal provides dismaying confirmation.
One of Britain's royal 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 reaction to the number of such children surviving because of medical advances. [...] The college's submission was also 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 foetal abnormality up to term but cannot kill a newborn. What do people think has happened in the passage down the birth canal to make it okay to kill the foetus at one end of the birth canal but not at the other?" he said.
Start with abortion, move thence to euthanasia. Champion farming of babies to be killed for extraction of fetal cells. And why not revert to eugenics, the founding cause of Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood? (see Reviving Eugenics?)............
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