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Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Church of England Prelates for Nazi Euthanasia
The Church of England's latest outrage is nearly beyond words: a CoE bishop told the Nuffield Council on Bioethics council it would be acceptable to deny disabled babies treatment. Moreover, the cost to the (socialist) National Health System should be a consideration.
The Church of England has broken with tradition dogma by calling for doctors to be allowed to let sick newborn babies die...And the Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, who is the vice chair of the Church of England's Mission and Public Affairs Council, has also argued that the high financial cost of keeping desperately ill babies alive should be a factor in life or death decisions.
In the Church of England's contribution to the inquiry, Bishop Butler wrote: "It may in some circumstances be right to choose to withold or withdraw treatment, knowing it will possibly, probably, or even certainly result in death." The bishop's submission continued: "There may be occasions where, for a Christian, compassion will override the 'rule' that life should inevitably be preserved...
"The principle of justice inevitably means that the potential cost of treatment itself, the longer term costs of health care and education and opportunity cost to the NHS in terms of saving other lives have to be considered." (Emphasis mine.)
However, the bishop counsels the deliberate murder of premature babies has to be carried out with "manifest reluctance."
The Anglicans now agree the nation should deny tax-subsidized treatment to "useless eaters."