More proof Europe is in trouble...
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life—the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
--- Hubert Humphrey

Anglicanism is not "Catholic Lite", but a church by itself, the blind leading the blind. Case in point:

The Church of England is calling for doctors to be able to withhold medical treatment from disabled babies. Especially if they are expensive.
Article here, and here.

Am I the only one detecting a conflict of interest, in that the healthcare system is run by the State and the government sets the euthanasia rules, deciding who has a right to live and who should die?

An actual quote:

"The principle of justice inevitably means that the potential cost of treatment itself, the longer term costs of health care and education and opportunity cost to the NHS in terms of saving other lives have to be considered."

So, if it is expensive, and they could spend the money saving someone else's life - someone who isn't blind, brain damaged, is old enough and eloquent enough to plead their case in a way a newborn cannot - spend the money elsewhere.

What if the baby would grow up in poverty, with a reduced quality of life? This one was:

Even more amazing, the OB/GYNS are the ones who came up with this!

It's all downhill...if contraception is okay to prevent a pregnancy from invading a "free woman's" body, leading to abortion being okay in order to prevent a woman from being forced to bear a child (as if that is the worst thing that could happen!), now we'll stand around and let babies die if they are inconvenient, expensive, disabled... soon we'll be killing those babies. Then withholding treatment from adult disabled people (remember how they refused to feed Terry Schiavo? All she needed was food, as she was unable to feed herself - not a respirator, not machines, not dialysis). Actively killing infants, next - after all, why should it matter which end of the birth canal they are on? If it's okay to kill a 38 week baby in utero, why not in the incubator? A slippery slope indeed.

Tags: Catholic, Special Needs, Prolife, Mama Says
posted by Milehimama @ Mama Says at 11/14/2006 12:17:00 PM | Permalink | |