Wednesday, December 01, 2010

"Expert" "Ethicists" Speak: To Hell With Disabled Children

At some point in time, the term "ethicist" will have the connotation of "slippery jerk."

Four years after Seattle Children's hospital created a firestorm of controversy by stunting the growth of a profoundly disabled girl, a Seattle-based group studying the ethics of growth attenuation has decided the procedure is "morally permissible" under certain conditions.

The 20-member group, which included doctors, ethicists and parents of disabled children from across the country, published their findings in the current issue of the Hastings Center Report, a prominent bioethics journal.

Uh-huh. One is reminded of the Progressives' "ethical" call for sterilizing the mentally retarded.


Badger Catholic said...

How can we live in the same country as these people? It's like they come from another planet.

Amy said...


When I was 5, my fully-grown grandfather had a massive stroke that left him paralyzed and in need of 24/7 care, which my parents provided for 5 1/2 years until he passed away.

It wasn't easy. Physically or emotionally. But they did it, and well.

What would these "ethicists" say we do in cases like that? Wait...I already know the answer.