November 13, 2006
Here’s a story I’ve been holding onto until after the election.
A leading British medical college has called on the health profession to consider euthanasia for seriously disabled newborns.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecology has said that “active euthanasia” should be considered to spare parents the emotional and financial burdens of bringing up such children.
Do you see where this is headed? It has been headed toward euthanasia of the unwanted, the handicapped, the elderly and anyone else who is a “burden” according to some since roe vs. Wade. Once one category of life becomes unfit to live, all other categories are in danger and it is only a matter of persuading the masses before the next inhumanity is allowed, approved and promoted.
The handicapped can deepen life’s experience if we don’t play god. They can offer us compassion and gifts the so-called “normal” do not have. First in Britain and coming soon where we live before you know it.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.