Killing Babies, Compassionately

| 1 Comment

At last, a high government official in Europe got up the nerve to chastise the Dutch government for preparing to legalize infant euthanasia. The Dutch were outraged. Wesley Smith writes

...the prime minister of the Netherlands thinks that killing babies because they are born with terminal or seriously disabling conditions is not a scandal, but daring to point out accurately that German doctors did the same during World War II, is.

(...) German doctors did kill thousands of disabled babies, for which a few such physicians were hanged at Nuremberg. Dutch apologists know this, of course. But they claim that the Netherlands' infant euthanasia program is substantially different: Dutch doctors are motivated by compassion whereas the Germans' were motivated by the bigotry of racial hygiene. Of course it is the act of killing disabled and dying babies that is wrong, not the motivation. But even leaving that aside, the Dutch defense is not as persuasive as Prime Minister Balkenende would like to believe.

(...) Beginning in early 1939, babies born with birth defects or with congenital diseases were euthanized. Their doctors would admit these unfortunate infants to medical clinics, where they would be killed. The practice quickly became systematized. Regulations made it mandatory for midwives and doctors to notify authorities whenever a baby was born with birth defects.

(...) IN 2004, Groningen University Medical Center made international headlines when it admitted to permitting pediatric euthanasia and published the "Groningen Protocol," infanticide guidelines the hospital followed when killing 22 disabled newborns between 1997 and 2004. The media reacted as if killing disabled babies in the Netherlands was something new. But Dutch doctors have engaged in infanticide for more than 15 years.

This is a must read article - the full text is here.

HT: Partnership for Medical Ethics Reform

1 Comment

It isn't just babies and we ought not find fault with Europe, while
ignoring the same twisted thinking and actions in the U.S.

The Denver Post still has its "special," about the planned starvation death of 4 year old Dylan Walborn, proudly displayed in its online version.

The disabled are considered better off dead regularly in America,
to our shame.

Terri deserved better; Dylan deserved better. We must proclaim the dignity and humanity of all life from fertilization through natural death.




button02b.gif

Categories

Archives

Pro-Life Articles

add your site
The Common Room Jul 28, 2014, 1:41 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 1:48 pm
PM Notes Jul 28, 2014, 12:50 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 12:54 pm
jillstanek.com Jul 28, 2014, 12:30 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 28, 2014, 1:03 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 12:02 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Jul 28, 2014, 12:54 pm
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2014, 10:00 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2014, 9:30 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 28, 2014, 2:45 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 28, 2014, 12:03 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 28, 2014, 12:13 pm
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 11:47 am
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 12:13 pm
FRC.org - Web Log Jul 28, 2014, 11:05 am
The Black Kettle Jul 28, 2014, 11:39 am
SUNLIT UPLANDS Jul 28, 2014, 12:19 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 7:05 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 10:53 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 8:31 am
Vital Signs Blog Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 28, 2014, 11:28 am
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 11:15 am
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 10:34 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 28, 2014, 10:29 am
HumanLifeMatters Jul 28, 2014, 11:21 am
HLI World Watch Jul 28, 2014, 10:04 am
Heavenly Springs Dec 17, 2012, 10:32 pm
Heavenly Springs Dec 4, 2012, 6:32 am
Heavenly Springs Dec 19, 2012, 8:19 pm
Heavenly Springs Dec 7, 2012, 1:15 pm
Heavenly Springs Dec 11, 2012, 6:41 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 10:39 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 9:30 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 9:54 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 28, 2014, 11:15 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 7:52 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 10:16 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 28, 2014, 9:45 am
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 9:28 am
LifeNews Jul 28, 2014, 9:55 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 28, 2014, 9:25 am
FRC.org - Web Log Jul 28, 2014, 9:40 am
Stones Cry Out Jul 28, 2014, 9:52 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
The True Dignity of Women Jul 28, 2014, 9:54 am
Priests for Life Jul 28, 2014, 9:10 am
man with black hat Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 28, 2014, 9:17 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 8:33 am
Where the Rubber Hits the Road Jul 28, 2014, 8:45 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Jul 28, 2014, 8:00 am
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 7:52 am
What Does Mike Think? Jul 28, 2014, 7:00 am
jillstanek.com Jul 28, 2014, 6:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 6:02 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
CNSNews.com Headlines Jul 28, 2014, 6:15 am
Challies Dot Com Jul 28, 2014, 6:24 am
jillstanek.com Jul 28, 2014, 6:00 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 12:04 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 28, 2014, 1:12 am
The Chatterbox Chronicles Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 11:59 pm
Danz Family Jul 13, 2014, 12:29 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 27, 2014, 11:49 pm
Truth and Charity Forum Jul 28, 2014, 12:01 am
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jul 28, 2014, 12:03 am
University Faculty for Life Jul 27, 2014, 8:26 pm
The Common Room Jul 27, 2014, 7:03 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 6:46 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 6:11 pm
A Catholic Life Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 pm
OrthodoxyToday Jul 23, 2014, 5:41 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 5:51 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Jul 27, 2014, 5:57 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 27, 2014, 5:47 pm
Catholic Fire Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 5:07 pm
Just thinking... Jul 27, 2014, 5:25 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 3:01 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 27, 2014, 5:16 pm
OrthodoxyToday Jul 16, 2014, 3:39 pm
Kevin Tracy Jul 27, 2014, 3:26 pm
A Catholic Life Jul 27, 2014, 3:52 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 27, 2014, 2:26 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 27, 2014, 2:05 pm
OrthodoxyToday Jul 13, 2014, 10:33 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 1:07 pm
PM Notes Jul 27, 2014, 12:37 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 1:21 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 11:50 am
BIG BLUE WAVE Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Jul 27, 2014, 1:11 pm
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 27, 2014, 12:08 pm
Spero News Dec 31, 1969, 6:00 pm
Dakota Voice (Blog) Jul 27, 2014, 10:55 am
Christian Musician...Pro Life! Jul 27, 2014, 11:37 am
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 11:07 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 10:19 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 10:05 am
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 27, 2014, 11:16 am
Christian Newswire: All Releases Jul 27, 2014, 12:40 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 9:34 am
My Domestic Church Jul 27, 2014, 10:30 am
The Quick and the Dead Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 27, 2014, 8:59 am
man with black hat Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 3:16 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 27, 2014, 3:48 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
Conservative Political Cartoons Jul 27, 2014, 9:15 am
Reclaiming Our Children Jan 1, 1970, 2:00 am
Priests for Life Jul 27, 2014, 8:24 am
Challies Dot Com Jul 27, 2014, 6:30 am
faithmouse Adjunct Blogmentary Jul 27, 2014, 6:20 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
Hyscience Jul 27, 2014, 4:18 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jul 27, 2014, 3:21 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Socon or Bust Jul 26, 2014, 5:53 am
Operation Rescue Jul 27, 2014, 1:36 am
Greater Fitchburg For Life Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
Greater Fitchburg For Life Jul 27, 2014, 2:20 am
FREEDOM EDEN Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Jul 27, 2014, 2:11 am
Thinking Americanist Jul 27, 2014, 1:26 am
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 27, 2014, 12:56 am
The Black Kettle Jul 27, 2014, 1:10 am
Aardvark Alley Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jul 27, 2014, 1:03 am
Harrolds.blogspot.com Jul 27, 2014, 12:12 am
From the Pastor's Desk Jul 27, 2014, 12:00 am
Deacon's Blog Jul 26, 2014, 11:28 pm
Deacon's Blog Jul 26, 2014, 11:26 pm
The Ohio Anglican.blog Jul 27, 2014, 12:03 am
Alex Schadenberg Jul 26, 2014, 10:36 pm
Papa Mike's Blog Jul 26, 2014, 10:01 pm
Socon or Bust Jul 26, 2014, 9:48 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 26, 2014, 8:26 pm
DEACON FOR LIFE Jul 26, 2014, 9:16 pm
The Lady in the Pew Jul 26, 2014, 8:44 pm
The Lady in the Pew Jul 26, 2014, 8:54 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 6:07 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 8:00 pm
BIG BLUE WAVE Jul 26, 2014, 7:11 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 26, 2014, 5:34 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 26, 2014, 5:22 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 3:08 pm
joy of nine9 Jul 26, 2014, 2:54 pm
The Common Room Jul 26, 2014, 2:39 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 11:23 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 26, 2014, 2:17 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
DFW Catholic.org Jul 25, 2014, 8:00 pm
NoisyRoom.net Jul 26, 2014, 12:51 pm
Harrolds.blogspot.com Jul 26, 2014, 12:40 pm
The Black Kettle Jul 26, 2014, 1:08 pm
Socon or Bust Jul 26, 2014, 1:04 am
DFW Catholic.org Jul 26, 2014, 11:16 am
έχω ζωη Jul 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
jillstanek.com Jul 26, 2014, 12:00 pm
Fr. John Whiteford Dec 31, 1969, 7:00 pm
A Follower of Francis Jul 26, 2014, 11:37 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 26, 2014, 10:47 am
Les Femmes - The Truth Jul 26, 2014, 11:16 am
Lake County Right to Life Blog Jul 26, 2014, 10:41 am