CBC news reported that a Czech government advisor was forced to resign because he is promoting euthanasia for babies with disabilities.
The article stated that Miroslav Mitloehner was published in the Journal of Medical Law and Bioethics, promoting the concept that:
“it makes no sense to prolong the life of a baby born as a monster.”
The article stated that:
Mitloehner called children with disabilities “freaks” and questioned whether they are human beings. He said doctors should be allowed to terminate their life without parents’ consent.
Vaclav Krasa, the chairman of a major organization of people with disabilities was reported to have called the views unacceptable, comparing them to “Nazi thinking.”
The article stated that Mitloehner was fired from the post of director of the Institute of Social Work at Hradec Kralove University and from the Labor Ministry’s scientific council.Philosophy professor, Peter Singer, and Canadian bioethicist Udo Schuklenk advocate for the killing of babies with disabilities and other philosophers and bioethicists consider the euthanasia of people with cognitive disabilities, including newborns, to be worthy of debate.
Euthanasia has also been extended to people with depression and people with dementia.
Once a society accepts that there are certain lives that are not worth living, the only question that remains is who’s lives are not worthy of life.