Monday, February 25, 2008

Giving Birth in Netherlands is a Roll of the Dice

I would like to comment on this one but there would be waaayy too many 4 letter words. But check this out. This is bad!!!!
'Bioethics' Journal calls for killing disabled newborns
By John Jalsevac 2/23/2008
GARRISON, NY (LifeSiteNews) - In 2005 the world was horrified when it was revealed that in the Netherlands doctors were not only openly admitting that they had killed disabled newborn infants, but that the medical institution was actively promoting child euthanasia through the so-called Groningen Protocol. The protocol - the full name of which is The Groningen Protocol for Euthanasia in Newborns - lays out a set of guidelines that must be followed in making and executing the decision to kill a newborn infant. The revelation that newborn euthanasia was both common and acceptable in the Netherlands was greeted with harsh criticisms from around the world, with one Italian Minister going to far as to accuse the Netherlands of Nazism. Others expressed their disgust that many of the children who were being euthanized by Dutch doctors were children with Spina Bifida, a condition with which many people have lived well into adulthood and had fulfilling lives. A lengthy report that appears in the most recent issue of The Hastings Center Report - called by conservative bioethicist Wesley Smith the "world's most prestigious" journal of bioethics - however, strongly defends The Groningen Protocol as humane and perfectly ethical. It especially defends the ethical nature of the protocol's provisions for killing newborns with conditions that would allow them to live for many years.
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Subvet said...

And in ancient Sparta a newborn would be examined for physical deformities, if any were found that child would be left in the wilds to die. This is briefly alluded to in the movie, "300" and is a stone cold historical fact.

We haven't really come that far since then, have we?

Adam the Catholic said...

I think we like to pretend we have.

Macile Hooper LeJeune said...

Ohe, my Sweet Jesus; this is horrible. What will become of this world if we do not turn ourselves around ... and FAST!!!
DIEU TE BENISSE!!! Cajun Sissy

Andrew Gill said...

I use to live there, it is a rough culture right now there.

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Esther said...

Adam, thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. It is truly horrifying, and unbelievable that it could be "justifiable" in their eyes! God bless you, brother.