Princeton ethicist: it's 'reasonable' to kill disabled newborn babies

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Campus Reform: Princeton professor and animal rights activist Peter Singer argued in a radio interview that it is “reasonable” for healthcare providers, insurance companies, and government programs such as Medicare or Medicaid to kill mentally disabled babies.
Singer appeared on the Aaron Klein Investigative Radio show to discuss his latest book, The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically.
Klein asked Singer—who served as a task force coordinator on President Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign—if he believes that Obamacare will lead to healthcare rationing in the United States, specifically in relation to “disabled” babies. Singer’s answer? It already has.
For example, Singer said, doctors routinely end the life of babies born with brain hemorrhages. “If an infant is born with a massive hemorrhage in the brain that means it will be so severely disabled that if the infant lives it will never even be able to recognize its mother… doctors will turn off the respirator that is keeping that infant alive.”

Peter Singer, bioethicist

Peter Singer, bioethicist


Doctors who kill disabled babies, Singer explains, are likely “just influenced by the fact that this will be a terrible burden for the parents to look after.”
This is not a new position for Professor Singer; on his faculty page on Princeton’s website, Singer argues that “killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person.” “A normal newborn baby has no sense of the future,” Singer writes, “and therefore is not a person.”
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Similarly, in his 1979 book Practical Ethics, Singer claims that “killing a disabled infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Very often it is not wrong at all.” Elsewhere in Practical Ethics, the bioethics professor claims that “[n]o infant—disabled or not—has as strong a claim to life as beings capable of seeing themselves as distinct entities.”
However, while Singer believes infants have little (if any) right to life, he has devoted much of his life to making the exact opposite argument with regard to chimpanzees and other non-human animals.
In 1975, Singer wrote his best-selling book Animal Liberation, which helped him earn a spot on TIME Magazine’s 2005 list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In Animal Liberation, Singer argued that “humans and animals are equal in the sense that the fact that a being is human does not mean that we should give the interests of that being preference over the similar interests of other beings. That would be speciesism.”
In 1993, Singer co-founded “The Great Ape Project,” which defines itself as “an international movement that aims to defend the rights of non-human great primates.” These rights, Singer explains in a 2006 article, include “life [and] liberty.” Singer bases his reasoning on “ the principle of equal consideration of interests,” which he says demands that humans give equal consideration to “non-human animals.” Those who “give greater weight to the interests of members of their own species when there is a clash between their interests and the interests of those of other species,” Singer says, are “speciesists.”
While “non-human great primates” have a “right” to life, that same right—according to Singer—does not extend to human infants. In a 2012 op-ed defending abortion, Singer claimed that “membership of the species Homo sapiens is not enough to confer a right to life.”
Singer takes the argument one step further in “Taking Life: Humans” by arguing that if killing a “haemophiliac infant” meant that the infant’s parents could have another child in his place, it would “be right to kill him.”
Most people, Singer argued, would say “I don’t want my health insurance premiums to be higher so that infants who can experience zero quality of life can have expensive treatments.”
However, not all members of the Princeton community share Singer’s views towards infanticide. “Peter Singer’s views demonstrate the logical extreme to which a view of personhood based on some developed capability or trait must carry us,” Princeton junior Christine Smith told Campus Reform.
“When personhood is no longer defined by our innate humanity or our intrinsic value, then we necessarily approach a view that embraces the killing of seriously disabled, or even merely unwanted, infants,” she said. While Peter Singer’s views are obviously idiosyncratic, it is important to take them seriously because they reveal the inherent problem of trying to define certain categories of humans as more valuable or more protected than others.”
“[W]e are already taking steps that quite knowingly and intentionally are ending the lives of severely disabled infants,” Singer declared on Sunday. “And I think we ought to be more open in recognizing that this happens.”
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Glenn47
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Glenn47

And yet, his mother let him live. What a loser. He is not God, he has no idea what anyone’s potential will be. Miracles happen.

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Dr. Eowyn
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In a just world where human beings still listen to their conscience, the words “Peter Singer” and “ethicist” would be an oxymoron.

truckjunkie
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truckjunkie

Obviously,he thinks HE’S not “mentally disabled” and thus is exempt to his own plan. HE is less than Human.

Lana
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Lana

I had the same thought when I saw Bioethicist with his name.
This one really took the prize: “A normal newborn baby has no sense of the future,” Singer writes, “and therefore is not a person.”
How bout people with no hearts like Mr. Singer are not human.

Kevin Lankford
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Kevin Lankford

And on what side of the Lord does this uhhhh……..person …sit?

Dr. Eowyn
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Kevin,
Peter Singer neither believes in the Lord nor cares about what Jesus Christ thinks. From Wiki:
“Singer’s parents were Viennese Jews who emigrated to Australia from Vienna in 1938, after Austria’s annexation by Nazi Germany…. Singer is an atheist.”

Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

Great detective work Dr. Eowyn!! Singer lacks all the best things that make us human such as love, empathy, compassion and respect. Being an atheist that makes sense, he’s an emotional desert not unlike most people with the varying psychotic disorders.

CJ
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CJ

I do beg your pardon, but did you just call atheists abnormals? Demented folks suffering from varying psychotic disorders? Theist, atheist, antitheist. Two of these work of faith, they believe in “things not seen”, in assumptions, in things that aren’t there; or at the very least can’t be proven. The indisputable and indefensible. The atheist is a professional fence sitter who doesn’t believe we should stone rape victims because they didn’t scream loud enough, who doesn’t believe that disease is a punishment from god and should be left alone, they don’t believe. That’s it. No belief. A severe and purposeful… Read more »

Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

Mr. Singer is seriously deranged! To put chimps and other “non human” animals on equal footing or greater when it comes to the right to life issues is just satanic. Singer’s soul has become evil and he measures people’s worth in dollars. To our Creator every life is valuable, loved and belongs to him. Not one of those lives is meaningless. Playing God is not a role that belongs to Singer, Obama or any of the other infanticide proponents.

Rocky
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The mystery of evil. He looks like an intelligent big hearted uncle, yet his viewpoint is straight from the depths of Hell.

elainehawk50
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elainehawk50

Actually he is very creepy looking! He looks like he is psycho!

doris david
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doris david

WOW I MEAN REALLY WOW! WTF did I even read this. Oh Yes im giving my opinion while im able to do so freely. I have a daughter {Mariah} Yes she has a name and oh she has a soul too, and she is very disabled. Im not going to lie and say it’s easy taking care of Mariah, but the lines are becoming more and more invisible about what people think about life. What happens if we are given that situation and able to make a choice? Thank You God that I did not have that choice. No matter… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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God bless you, Doris, for not aborting Mariah. There may come a time when Peter Singer’ll discover that, according to someone else’s definition, he is “disabled” (one can be spiritually disordered) and should be killed.
Wait!
Someone already did that! His name is Adolf Hitler, who had millions of Singer’s fellow Jews exterminated because he deemed Jews a bacteria race who perpetrate and foment the greatest evils of human civilization.

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Auntie Lulu

Dr Eowyn . . . great post! All I can say to your comments is Amen! and Amen! It is difficult if not downright impossible to logically follow Mr Singer’s argument regarding animals being equal to the offspring of humans. Perhaps you have to be an atheist for it to make any sense.

Mark Timothy
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Mark Timothy

Adolph Hitler did no such thing ! For 70 years the koolaid served to everybody has been mixed up by the likes and “fellows” of Singer.
No thinking person drinks it anymore. It is an asinine fable.

james david
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james david

Would love to hear Singer’s message in my handicapped childs school auditorium, full of parents, who take care of children like the ones you would wish that type of fate on. DARE YOU!!!! You are an old wrinkled up piece of pond scum….and you or anyone who agrees with this idiot should share the same fate as the child who is unable to speak to defend their own well being.. you are soulless, you and your opinions shouldn’t exist

Bonnie Parvino
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Bonnie Parvino

There was a time that the Presbyterian Patriots of Princeton (then College of New Jersey) were builders of this nation  from the Declaration of Independence & even the Constitution. We must learn from each other.  If one observes the Holy Family, & has proper respect, honor & reverence toward both the Holy Mother & Chosen Joseph, then we will have no homosexuality because God chose both the Holy Mother & Chosen Joseph to parent His Son.  And the Son of God was the product of the Word of God & the Holy Womb of the Precious Holy Mother. All life in… Read more »

MrFreedom
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MrFreedom

I’d like to hear his views when someone decides to turn off his respirator …

TheSmaug
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TheSmaug

Peter Singer belongs in Hell. Satan, can you do it now please? We’re tired of this sh*t

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Beano
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Beano

Because he equated animals with humans he has become illogical and therefore, made a terrific hypocrite of himself and a bigot of human kind. Do not trust him.

Sam
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Sam

Peter Singer is pro- Bestiality, too. I got this from Wikipedia. You can’t make this vile stuff up! I guess this is the real reason he likes animals so much – he’s attracted to them!:
In a 2001 review of Midas Dekkers’ Dearest Pet: On Bestiality, Singer argues that sexual activities between humans and animals that result in harm to the animal should remain illegal, but that “sex with animals does not always involve cruelty” and that “mutually satisfying activities” of a sexual nature may sometimes occur between humans and animals, and that writer Otto Soyka would condone such activities.

CP
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Pro-Euthanasia Princeton Professor Singer’s Pro-Bestiality Article
https://www.euthanasia.com/singersmith.html

Mark
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Mark

This jew believes as all jews do about the goyim. Especially White civilization. For it is his worst enemy. The jew hates beauty in all forms. The degenerate jew will subvert and destroy works of art, a nations currency, it’s morals and finally it’s culture. Remember. The jew invented the multi-cult cesspool of today that we see all the deformity and sickness in the children. A pure bloodline can never be infected unless it is subjected to the lower class/race. The jew, being a mongrel himself, can only imitate high culture. He cannot become higher than his station. And this… Read more »

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Steven Broiles
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Peter Singer has been mentally deranged for many years, if not his entire life. It is clear to me the man is satanic, if not outright demonically possessed. Yet why does he linger on? Psychiatry does not provide the answer. But another view of it does…. I used to think Communism was the worst idea possible—worse than Nazism. (Both are demonic). But then I have come around to identifying the idea behind them. And that idea is EUGENICS. Eugenics is the ultimate ideological wolf in sheep’s clothing. Yes, it would be great if the human race were composed of nothing… Read more »

vistabee
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vistabee

Disgusting POS. 🙁
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Brian Hitchcock
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Brian Hitchcock

I think civilized society should decide that this guy has breathed enough of our air and put a bullet in him.’
No different than what he is espousing.

CP
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Pushing Infanticide | Center for Bioethics and Culture
https://www.cbc-network.org/2008/02/pushing-infanticide/