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?