Sunday, 4 March 2012

Babies Offer Measured Response to Calls to Kill Them

King Herod must have been a medical ethicist    


13 comments:

Gweipo said...

wow, heady stuff. But on the other hand sometimes I think we treat animals more humanely than humans, remembering my first death of a calf that was born when I was a child and my grandfather deemed it to be non-viable, right to dogs allowed to be put down to prevent further suffering by prolonging their lives unnecessarily.

it's just as a mother I'm not quite sure I'd be able to take the call ...

Foamier said...

Judging by some of the reactions to the article (death threats), perhaps the age-range in which to determine whether there is a "moral right to life" should be extended.

ulaca said...

Maybe the authors see the death threats as some kind of twisted endorsement of their philosophy. Who knows?

ulaca said...

GP, I'm no veterinarian, but isn't the chief reason that a farmer has livestock put down that it will provide no economic benefit? Would it actually suffer if patched up and put out to pasture to pass its days in peace? The human case is quite different, as any of us who know parents who dote on their Down's Syndrome kids know all too well. Utility hardly comes into it - for many people, not hardly, but not at all.

Foamier said...

I doubt that, old chap. Their fault is being academic to a, well, a fault. Jumping to a completely different issue, of capital punishment, would not be very ivory towerish.

Anonymous said...

susan li is sexy

ulaca said...

You wouldn't want to bump off her babes, would you?

Foamier said...

She's got a luvly pair of babes.

Anonymous said...

She is a real sex bomb and I would like to be there when she goes off!

ulaca said...

Be sure to invite Foamie if you ever manage it. He'd love to be there too to watch.

Anonymous said...

Foamie is invited along with his friend Fumier but they will have to bring their own baby oil and tissues

Foamier said...

Times are hard - it's peanut oil and kitchen roll these days, chaps.

Anonymous said...

If they are up for it I may ask the 2 F's to help light the fuse