Eugenics Then...But Now?

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    Many of us have discussed the prominence of eugenics in early left-wing doctrine, but one would have thought that this idea had been removed from the Progressive platform due to the horrors of the Holocaust....

    Think again:


    "Television pundit Virginia Ironside prompted outrage yesterday after saying she would suffocate a child to end its suffering.

    Shocked BBC viewers complained after the agony aunt said she would hold a pillow over the face of a child in pain.

    Minutes earlier the controversial writer said 'a loving mother' would abort an unwanted or disabled baby, and praised abortion as 'a moral and unselfish act'.
    Miss Ironside said: 'If a baby's going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.'


    She added: 'If I were the mother of a suffering child - I mean a deeply suffering child - I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face... If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.'...abortion could be an act of kindness...it can be a moral and unselfish act... [there are] millions of disabled and unwanted children around the world who were left suffering in institutions....argued that doctors should not fight to save very premature babies."

    Her latest comments were made as doctors prepared to lobby for a change in the law to allow people to help the terminally ill to die."
    I Would Suffocate a Child! - CafeMom

    Read more: Virginia Ironside sparks BBC outrage: 'I'd suffocate child to end its suffering' | Mail Online

    Ah, the brave old world of Progressives.

    Anyone else hear the echoes of Drs. Emanuel, Berwick and other supporters of Obamacare?
     
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    LOL!!! You're talking about pulling the plug on grandma, when you don't want grandma to have a plug in the first place. I guess that's con eugenics!!!
     
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    The only plug in this discussion is the one in your ear that keeps your brain from leaking out.
     
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    We have eugenicist here @ USMB.
    One Obama's Health Care Administrators , Peter Singer is a big time eugenicist .
     
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    Eugenics was popular amongst persons of widely varying ideologies across the spectrum.
    That's more along the lines of euthanasia than eugenics.
    In some instances, it can be. Usually, its done to avoid responsibility.


    Like Dr. Kevorkian or a soldier sparing a bullet for a fellow who's dying a slow death? Or a knight carrying a misericorde?
     
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    Only the most morally depraved have ever supported eugenics, which is why progressives tend to like it.
     
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    :yawn:

    Stick to the subject. The story was about euthanasia, not eugenics.

    Both of you need to go to school and take some English classes.
     
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    ahhhhh yes, Oliver Wendall Holmes......much ballyhooed progressive lion of the supreme court. Buck vs. Bell;

    "Three generations of imbeciles are enough".....unbelievable.
     
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    Euthanasia eventually leads to eugenics. :doubt:
     
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    Smothering a baby is euthanasia? Funny, most people call it murder, thanks for making my point.
     

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