Monday, February 08, 2010

No slippery slope whatsoever

Washington, DC ( -- A Russian journalist has sparked furor by suggesting that newborn children who are mentally disabled should be killed. Aleksandr Nikonov wrote an article titled "Finish Them Off, So They Don't Suffer," which called "post-natal abortion" an act of mercy.

Nikonov argues that the birth of a disabled child for many families would be an unbearable tragedy, “a hell”, and that “the killing of the newborn is in fact the same as an abortion."

Well, he got one thing right.

Unfortunately, it's his value judgement that's wrong.

Killing in the name of progress. Hm, where have we heard that before?