Groningen Protocol Part 2
Hugh Hewitt continues to take point against The Groningen Protocol and ask the question why the mainstream media has yet to cover this issue. Latest in the struggle to expose this reprehensible practice of euthanasia is this Evangelical Outpost article.
Holland may be the first state to allow such "mercy killings" but it won't be the last. Just two weeks ago I wrote about bioethicist Peter Singer taking his freshman ethics students on a field trip to a hospital neonatal unit.Singer, who is often cited as the "world's most famous ethicist", not only advocates killing terminally ill infants but endorses parental rights to kill newborns for any reason at all.
My history lessons points to Nazi Germany as the first to adopt this practice, and abandoned it when WW2 ended. Thankfully.
The big question is the road this may lead us down: Eugenics. The use of science to manipulate the gene pool in order to "improve" the human race.
When you begin the process of euthanising infants and children who are terminally ill, or have severe birth defects, you begin the process of selecting what children will grow up and become adults and pass their genes on to the next generation, repeating the process of terminating those that doctors and scientists continue to determine as being unfit to survive.
This is pushing me to dig up a book by Glover on the topic of genetically engineering the human genome, manipulating genes to determine the kinds of people their should be. Is this the first (repeat) step on the road to developing the ubermench?
It also brings to mind the Star Trek episode Space Seed where we learn about the eugenics war and the development of a super race that were determined to be masters of us all: super strong, super quick and super smart, they were designed to out compete the average (and even the naturally gifted).
And where will it stop? Once complacency sets in, letting some bureaucracy that "knows what's best" for us determine the fate of our children, will they be satisfied to stop there? Will they find ways to continue to devalue human life until it has no value (in their "better-knowing" eyes) at all, and all that remains is a sub-race that serves in bondage to a "superior" race of super-humans?
Stay tuned...I expect there will be more news on this topic very soon.