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September 14, 2006

Protest Called Against Euthanasia Extremist

Topics: Announcements, Euthanasia

A group of pro-life individuals and disability proponents plan to protest a Dr. Peter Singer speaking event tonight at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. According to group organizer Pamela Hennessy (ForEthics):

Singer promotes euthanisation and infanticide of disabled and ailing persons. Has called them 'unpersons' and 'nonpersons'. He is an absolute threat to those amongst us who deal with physical and neurological challenges because he promotes a strong bigotry against those who may not be able to do for themselves.
Singer's views on killing newborn's are particularly notorious and based upon his utilitarian view of ethics theory, which promotes decisions that would "maximize the amount of happiness for the greatest number of people."

WorldNetDaily today reports on comments Singer made to a series of questions reported in the UK Independent. "Would you kill a disabled baby?" he was asked.

"Yes, if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole. Many people find this shocking, yet they support a woman's right to have an abortion," he said.

He added that one point on which he agrees with the pro-life movement 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."

The statement furthers the arguments that Singer's position is just an extension of the culture of death that has developed in the world, with euthanasia legal in some locations, abortion legal in many and even charges that in some repressive societies there's an active business in harvesting healthy organs from victims in order to provide transplants for the wealthy.

The group protesting Singers asks for others to join them between 6.30 and 7.00 tonight outside the Fox Center at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. .

Source: ProLifeBlogs

Posted by tim at September 14, 2006 12:00 PM

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