Eugenics...will it make a comeback?

BoredCollieDogRIPmissDyouRmissed 2012/03/04 22:35:42
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As a preface, this is eugenics as defined by Dictionary.com:

[yoo-jen-iks] Show IPA
noun ( used with a singular verb )
the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics).

1880–85; see eugenic, -ics

Here is the article that inspired this question and the link to the entire article:

Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are
“morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a
group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.

A group of ethicists has argued that killing young babies is no different from abortion

A group of ethicists has argued that killing young babies is no different from abortion

, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn
babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The
academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed
if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro
Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death
threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and
threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values
of a liberal society”.The article, entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?”, was
written by two of Prof Savulescu’s former associates, Alberto Giubilini and
Francesca Minerva.They argued: “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus
in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of
a right to life to an individual.”Rather than being “actual persons”, newborns were “potential persons”. They
explained: “Both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and
potential persons, but neither is a ‘person’ in the sense of ‘subject of a
moral right to life’.

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  • Bocephus 2012/03/05 21:58:00
  • BoredCo... Bocephus 2012/03/05 22:20:53
    I didn't realize Cali was the a focal point of this movement. That is interesting information.
  • Wanderer 2012/03/05 09:50:22
    Damn I hope not! thd whole idea behind this is disgusting, it brings to mind the work of one Dr.Mengela and the misbegotten rise of the Arian super-race.
  • BoredCo... Wanderer 2012/03/05 15:50:42
    Yep...it is scary stuff especially when 'ethicists' say it's okay. :(
  • Max 2012/03/05 01:17:15
    There should be a way to check a person's DNA for defects. If they are found to be defective, they should have their reproductive organs removed.
  • BoredCo... Max 2012/03/05 01:41:46
    lol! :))
    I know where they can start.
    It's really a shame because I think their girls are adorable! :)

    michele obama
  • Herb 2012/03/04 23:52:06
    thats why there is a partial birth abortion law muder laws in this country it happening a thing called abortion 95% are birth control.
  • BoredCo... Herb 2012/03/05 00:01:24
    Well, apparently these 'ethicists' see it differently than you and I.
  • Herb BoredCo... 2012/03/05 00:04:54
    they do and they are idioits there are laws they want population control.
    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”~George Carlin
  • BoredCo... Herb 2012/03/05 01:36:21
    Gotta love George!
    BTW, is he still alive?
  • Herb BoredCo... 2012/03/05 03:25:47
    yes he is. him or eddie murphy both funny lol.
  • BoredCo... Herb 2012/03/05 03:28:24
    YaY!!! :))
    Eddie's great. Trading Places is still one of my all time favorite movies. :)
  • Herb BoredCo... 2012/03/05 03:31:03
    i love that movie lol. beverly hills cop is great to. raw and live are funny to. anything he plays in is funny.
  • BoredCo... Herb 2012/03/05 03:34:19
    Yeah...that is the other one, couldn't remember then name of it off hand.
    I've been gone for a while but you seem to have stuck around...how is it here on old SH? Same stuff, different people?
  • Herb BoredCo... 2012/03/05 04:07:37
  • BoredCo... Herb 2012/03/05 04:12:17
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

    confused smile
  • HoneyBadger 2012/03/04 23:31:55
    It's never left since it's inception. At least, though notice the spin on it, that the so-called experts are now equating the word fetus with baby. The so-called Pro-lifers have been saying that the whole time.

  • BoredCo... HoneyBa... 2012/03/04 23:39:59
    Yep. It never left and it seems it will always be around in one form or another.
  • Continuing Anglican Priest 2012/03/04 23:01:43
    Continuing Anglican Priest
    I don't know if eugenics will make a come back but I happen to agree that there is no difference between killing a newborn and abortion. I just happen to believe both are unspeakably evil.

    Blessings Upon You
  • BoredCo... Continu... 2012/03/04 23:09:30
    My thoughts exactly.
    It seems as if this got zero coverage in the media so I thought I'd throw it out here.
    Please share this poll.

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