Dr. Egnor, in contrast to Dr. Coyne, has worked with, operated on, and helped many children with the conditions that Coyne thinks should justify killing them.
One just needs the terminal diagnosis — sometimes mistaken — to qualify for the lethal pills.
This is not a slippery slope. This is an ice cliff.
Jerry Coyne argues, astonishingly, that the vulnerability of handicapped children justifies killing them.
The purported goal here is to prevent pet stores from obtaining their dogs from puppy mills and selling these abused animals to an unwary public. I’m not buying.
There will be much more to say about the utilitarian drift of medicine and the increasing loss of patient autonomy.
It may start with curing disease. But it won’t stay there. Many are drooling to engage in eugenic genetic enhancements.
It is homicide: no different in outcome — i.e., killing — from if the doctor shot the patient in the head.
The American specialist finally allowed by the courts to examine Charlie Gard apparently concluded that the baby is now beyond his help.
Jerry Coyne is surprised at the outrage that atheist ethicist Peter Singer has received for advocacy of infant euthanasia.