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November 5, 2006

British Doctors: let us kill disabled babies

Topics: Euthanasia, News

British doctors are pushing to euthanise disabled children in a report at the Times Online

ONE of Britain's royal medical colleges is calling on the health profession to consider permitting the euthanasia of seriously disabled newborn babies.
The college is arguing that "active euthanasia" should be considered for the overall good of families, to spare parents the emotional burden and financial hardship of bringing up the sickest babies.
The college called for "active euthanasia" of newborns to be considered as part of an inquiry into the ethical issues raised by the policy of prolonging life in newborn babies.

At least one doctor has a sense that if a doctor can decide whether a life is worth living,

"...it changes medicine into a form of social engineering where the aim is to maximise the benefit for society and minimise those who are perceived as worthless."

Posted by Mary at November 5, 2006 6:32 AM

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This proposal by UK doctors is immoral no mater how much suffering is involved. We just have no right to kill innocent life who can't defend himself or herself. The article Allowing Euthanasia and Mercy Killing Is Wrong that appears in today's issue of eMaxHealth rightfully argues that "Strongly opposing to the proposal of Euthanasia and Mercy Killing of severely disabled and sick babies, we conclude by asking, if the societies take this road how far will they go, who is next: the severely ill adults, the weak elderly?"

Posted by: Huliq Health News at November 6, 2006 12:27 AM