A doctors' group today called for a debate on the mercy killing of disabled babies.
The medical profession should examine the "active euthanasia" of desperately ill newborns, said the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology.
It wants an inquiry into whether the "deliberate intervention to cause the death of an infant" should be legalised.
This is an outrage!
As a mother of two (That's right! I said two! My second is due in March. A fetus *IS* a person!) I am shocked and appalled that not only are doctors considering this, but people are actually willing to debate it as a worthy issue. The argument is cloaked in pseudo-morality, artificial ethics and the belief that a disabled person is not "worth" as much. For example:
Some doctors consider, however, that a baby born so prematurely and who survives thanks to modern medical treatment is likely to be so badly disabled that worthwhile life is impossible.
So, instead of finding ways to improve the quality of life for the disabled, these doctors would rather eradicate the problem. Murder is more acceptable than medical innovation.
The problem lies not only with doctors. The problem is also with some parents.
The college suggested that decisions on when young babies should be killed or allowed to die should depend not only on the gravity of their condition.
Its submission to an inquiry on the ethics of treatment for severely ill and disabled newborns raises the question of whether such children should be killed if they are not wanted by their parents.
I would have no problem if they introduced a law castrating such "parents." A child is not a decoration for your stroller. It's not there to be cute and make you look good. A child is a human being, a life, someone for you to love, cherish, care and provide for. If a disability is going to interfere with that, if you are too callous to care for the blessing God has given you just because it doesn't line up with your warped definition of "perfect," then you should not be having children.