March 30, 2006

The difference between Europe and America

Europe euthanizes babies in the name of "compassion"
German Euthanasia 1938-1945

THE SEEDS OF GERMAN EUTHANASIA were planted in 1920 in the book Permission to Destroy Life Unworthy of Life (Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerten Leben). Its authors were two of the most respected academics in their respective fields: Karl Binding was a renowned law professor, and Alfred Hoche a physician and humanitarian.

The authors accepted wholeheartedly that people with terminal illnesses, the mentally ill or retarded, and deformed people could be euthanized as "life unworthy of life." More than that, the authors professionalized and medicalized the concept and, according to Robert Jay Lifton in The Nazi Doctors, promoted euthanasia in these circumstances as "purely a healing treatment" and a "healing work"--justified as a splendid way to relieve suffering while saving money spent on caring for the disabled.

Over the years Binding and Hoche's attitudes percolated throughout German society and became accepted widely. These attitudes were stoked enthusiastically by the Nazis so that by 1938 the German government received an outpouring of requests from the relatives of severely disabled infants and young children seeking permission to end their lives.

Americans save babies.

Decide for yourself which one is true compassion.

Here is who we fight against, and I don't think the Europeans are on our side in this fight.


Blogger benning said...

Why should the Europeans be on our side? They know we will pull their nads out of the fire, when push comes to shove. Meanwhile they can bury their pointy little heads in the dirt and ignore the coming storm.

Too bad we can't just say, "Screw 'em!"

30 March, 2006 15:29  

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