In a question and answer article published in the UK's Independent today, controversial Princeton University Professor Peter Singer repeats his notorious stand on the killing of disabled newborns. Asked, "Would you kill a disabled baby?", Singer responded, "Yes, if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole." . . .
"Many people find this shocking," continued Singer, "yet they support a woman's right to have an abortion." Concluding his point, Singer said, "One point on which I agree with opponents of abortion is that, from the point of view of ethics rather than the law, there is no sharp distinction between the foetus and the newborn baby."
Let us be clear: Singer admits that it is the people who don't support a woman's "right" to have an abortion who insist that there is no distinction between the fetus and the newborn -- or the fetus and an old person whose death might be convenient to others. Given Singer's endorsement of involuntary infanticide -- abortion and the killing of "disabled" newborns ("disabled" as determined how and by whom?) -- Singer accepts, by implication, the rightness of involuntary euthanasia.
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