Euthanizing children

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by tim_duncan2000, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. tim_duncan2000
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    Who are they to decide whether a child lives or dies? How do they decide which medical conditions are bad enough?

    I don't think this crap should ever be allowed. I often don't like slippery slope arguments because they are often fallacies, but where would it end? Would they do this to children with various disabilities (blindness, Down's syndrome, etc)? I just don't see how anyone can justify this.
     
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    hmm...if Mothers can decide, w/o consent of the father, to kill their fetus, this type of thing shouldn't surprise anyone.
     
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    there are babies born with their brains outside their head....

    the question in this case, if this was allowed would be:

    a. let them die
    b. help the die with less pain
    c. do everything possible to try and save them (these babies always die)
     
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    Years ago, I never saw the rational in a DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order either...
    I thought it appalling, until I learned more about the reasons for it. Once I understood all involved it made total sense.

    I think this will too....
     
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    It gets worse:
    You would think that, if anything, you would have to have a "life passport" telling them that you do want "physician aid-in-dying". But it sounds like under their system, they assume you want to die unless told otherwise, which makes no sense. They should start with the assumption that the person wants to live. That way, if they are wrong, they can correct it. On the other hand, if they are wrong under the system in place and the person dies, there is no way to correct it because it will be too late.

    People need to think about that when they say that they will have rules and regulations and that will stop this.
     

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