November 5, 2006
British Doctors: let us kill disabled babiesTopics: 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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