If I believed in reincarnation, I’d be persuaded the authors of this paper were Nazi doctors working in extermination camps. Kudos to Rorate Caeli for, once again, making beautiful job ox exposing such inhuman barbarism.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists today informed the world on how to kill a baby before, well, it is accidentally born.
The tone is chillingly measured, and you can vividly imagine Dr Mengele at work with the same attitude, and using exactly the same words.
Feticide should be performed before medical abortion after 21 weeks and 6 days of gestation to ensure that there is no risk of a live birth.
Inducing fetal death before medical abortion may have beneficial emotional, ethical and legal consequences.
and I wonder whether Dr Mengele himself would have dared to express himself in such an utterly inhumane way. As to the “beneficial ethical consequences”, they once again remind one of the Nazi doctors thinking it “ethically beneficial” to conduct experiments on Jews.
Not enough? Try this:
[ ….] in cases where the fetal abnormality is not lethal or the abortion is not for fetal abnormality and is being undertaken after 21 weeks and 6 days of gestation, failure to perform feticide could result in a live birth and survival, which contradicts the intention of the abortion.
“Pay attention”, they say, “when you go for the baby killing, you must take care that you do it right! Otherwise a live baby can be born; you don’t want that, do you?” It goes on:
When medical abortion is chosen, special steps are required to ensure that the fetus is dead at the time of abortion. The RCOG recommends feticide for abortions over 21 weeks and 6 days of gestation, except in the case of lethal fetal abnormality, and that feticide should always be performed by an appropriately trained practitioner (under consultant supervision) using aseptic conditions and with continuous ultrasound.
Here, our aspiring Mengeles explain to us what the issue is: when you perform an abortion with the foetus still alive, the “procedure” might go wrong and you might find yourself with a – legally born, I assume, as this is not Obamaland – child. Now, to kill the child after birth isn’t really…. legal, is it?* Therefore, the best thing to do is to kill the baby first, and take out the corpse later. How these people can look in the mirror, is beyond me; but hey, Dr Mengele probably didn’t have any problem with that, either.
It follows a list of the methods with which the desired, ethically beneficial babycide can be executed. Shall potassium chloride be used (as our Nazis recommend), or perhaps is the faster Digoxin to be preferred? Have they tried with injections of liquified Zyklon B? How do you say? Forbidden? You don’t say….
The Nazis are among us. They go around undisturbed saying and doing things that would have sent them to the Nuremberg Trial with the express train. They are blissfully – er, hellishly – unaware of any wrongdoing, like the Nazi doctors; and like them, they have become so criminally obdurate they do not even perceive they have lost almost any trace of humanity.
As I have said many times, it seems Hitler has won the ethical war, after losing the military one. Abortion and euthanasia wherever you turn, amidst the general indifference.
Truly, the Nazis are among us, and have polluted our Western Civilisation.
I wonder whether Dr Chartres, the oh so sensitive, anti-Capitalist so-called bishop of London, will have something to say.
* This is no Obamaland, remember!
Jack Kevorkian has gone to his Creator or – much more probably, though we can’t know for certain – to Hell.
The National Catholic Register (which is the good “NCR” one) has an interesting article shedding some light into this very, very disquieting personality. The stated aim of the article is to avoid that Kevorkian be, after death, transformed in a kind of gentle soul, an atheist “Father Teresa” ooh so concerned with those who are suffering. Instead, it turns out that Kevorkian was not only in favour of suicide, but also displaying some (very predictable) Nazi traits in the following:
1) the strange (for anyone who is not a Nazi) concept of “obligatory assisted suicide”. This is very interesting. When someone has no choice whether to die or not (say: condemned prisoner), Kevorkian is in favour of forcing him to commit suicide. The man is truly excited at the idea of suicide, one must say. Besides the strange notion of forcing one to commit suicide who doesn’t want to (what sanction can you give to him in a Western country? Execution?), I note that this is, even, beyond Nazism. I mean, Hitler gave Rommel & Co. the choice whether they wanted to commit suicide or undergo public trial and, in theory, Sippenrache (the extermination of one’s family members), he didn’t force them to commit suicide, nor did he oblige them. Perhaps, is Sippenrache the key of how Kevorkian would have forced people to “obligatory suicide”? Questions, questions…..
2) the outlandish “optional assisted suicide”. This is the suicide of someone who really would want to commit suicide, but doesn’t have the gut to do it. Therefore, a sadist will do it for him without, in Kevorkian’s world, having to go to jail for that. Sadly for Kevorkian, in the real world he did have to go to jail for that. Nazis did that too if the person was ill or otherwise not really useful. They didn’t lack sadists, either. A world made for Jack Kevorkian….
3) then there is the concept of “suicide by proxy”. The thinking goes that in certain cases you must assume that the person, if he could express himself, would want to commit suicide; say, a gravely handicapped child. The decision is not taken by him, but by people who, so to speak, think for him (the parents, say). This is another thought that would move Hitler, Dr Goebbels and Dr Mengele to tears of joy, with the vision of all those children with malformations and their parents deciding that hey, he does not want to live, so let’s kill him now.
4) Going on along the Nazi path of this truly diabolical chap (as they say in Italy, “speaking as if he was alive”, of course) we have the desire of getting all the organs of the thus, how should I put it, ” forcibly suicided” people to make various medical experiments. In his own words, suicides should be, erm, executed within special suicide clinics that would
make the quantum leap of supplementing merciful killing with the enormously positive benefit of experimentation and organ donation
Note how good “quantum leap” sounds. You read these words and you know the man would have asked to be sent to Auschwitz, just to “mercifully” help people who, hey, would have to die anyway in the end, at the same time making a “quantum leap” in medical research…..
5) But don’t think Kevorkian would have admitted to enjoy killing. He paid attention to describe the act of killing as “distasteful”. Distasteful. A bit like squeezing a spot, I suppose. Instead, he pretended to see the main advantage of the exercise as follows:
What I find most satisfying is the prospect of making possible the performance of invaluable experiments or other beneficial medical acts under conditions that this first unpleasant step can help establish.
At this point, his identification with Auschwitz doctors has become complete. They too, certainly, experienced as “satisfying” to have so many organs with which to conduct “invaluable experiments” and “other beneficial medical acts”, whilst the fact that these people were dying was dismissed as something already decided elsewhere and that therefore didn’t have to concern them (though, no doubt, “unpleasant”); exactly the same as our nazi-hero happily experimenting with the condemned criminal.
This has made for depressing reading, I know. But depressing as it is, I think that it is right to delve at times into the cruelty of human nature; particularly when, as in this case, the monstrous nature of such people is disguised under the cloth of “humanitarian” thinking.