05 November, 2006

Doctors want to kill disabled babies

Not doctors in Nazi Germany, but their successors in the United Kingdom. The Sunday Times has uncovered the story:

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 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.

A very disabled child can mean a disabled family,” it says.
The College itself has declined to comment on the report, except for the usual "nothing has been decided yet" line.

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