Killing and Letting Die

I agree with Miss Anscombe that no argument can be given to demonstrate that
there is something wrong with killing babies , but it does not follow from this alone
that this “ something ” is not capable of being overridden by another “ something

Author: Bonnie Steinbock

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823215628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 431

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This collection contains twenty-one thought-provoking essays on the controversies surrounding the moral and legal distinctions between euthanasia and "letting die." Since public awareness of this issue has increased this second edition includes nine entirely new essays which bring the treatment of the subject up-to-date. The urgency of this issue can be gauged in recent developments such as the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands, "how-to" manuals topping the bestseller charts in the United States, and the many headlines devoted to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who has assisted dozens of patients to die. The essays address the range of questions involved in this issue pertaining especially to the fields of medical ethics, public policymaking, and social philosophy. The discussions consider the decisions facing medical and public policymakers, how those decisions will affect the elderly and terminally ill, and the medical and legal ramifications for patients in a permanently vegetative state, as well as issues of parent/infant rights. The book is divided into two sections. The first, "Euthanasia and the Termination of Life-Prolonging Treatment" includes an examination of the 1976 Karen Quinlan Supreme Court decision and selections from the 1990 Supreme Court decision in the case of Nancy Cruzan. Featured are articles by law professor George Fletcher and philosophers Michael Tooley, James Rachels, and Bonnie Steinbock, with new articles by Rachels, and Thomas Sullivan. The second section, "Philosophical Considerations," probes more deeply into the theoretical issues raised by the killing/letting die controversy, illustrating exceptionally well the dispute between two rival theories of ethics, consequentialism and deontology. It also includes a corpus of the standard thought on the debate by Jonathan Bennet, Daniel Dinello, Jeffrie Murphy, John Harris, Philipa Foot, Richard Trammell, and N. Ann Davis, and adds articles new to this edition by Bennett, Foot, Warren Quinn, Jeff McMahan, and Judith Lichtenberg.

Killing the Black Body

The crack baby was equally hopeless. Always pictured trembling and shrieking in
an overcrowded hospital ward, the crack baby suffered from multiple ailments
that often killed him. But these images that induced pity for the helpless victim ...

Author: Dorothy Roberts

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804152594

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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The image of the “Welfare Queen” still dominates white America’s perceptions of Black women. It is an image that also continues to shape our government’s policies concerning Black women’s reproductive decisions. Proposed legislation to alleviate poverty focuses on plans to deny benefits to children born to welfare mothers and to require insertion of birth control implants as a condition of receiving aid. Meanwhile a booming fertility industry serves primarily infertile white couples. In Killing the Black Body, Northwestern University professor Dorothy Roberts exposes America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies, from slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s. These abuses, Roberts argues, point not only to the degradation of Black motherhood but to the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs from the feminist agenda. Groundbreaking, authoritative, and timely, Killing the Black Body is both a powerful legal argument and a valuable aid for teachers, activists, and policy makers in creating a vision of reproductive freedom that respects each and every American.

Let S Stop Killing Our Children

While overfeeding was not found to be factor in SIDS, it is always best not to over
feed the baby. ... How does SIDS kill the infant? ... There is no evidence that
sleeping on their back increases the chances of choking among these babies.

Author: Philip S. Chua MD FACS FPCS

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462877553

Category: Medical

Page: 800

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Book Review Author Advocates Healthy Lifestyle and Disease Prevention to start from the Womb and dieting to begin in the Crib New Health Book, written in easy-to-understand laymans term, provides thought-provoking and valuable health reference designed to change lives of individuals and society as a whole through good pre-emptive and proactive social initiatives and more responsible parenting for healthy lifestyle and disease prevention, which the cardiac surgeon author says must start in the womb and safe dieting should begin in the crib, to maximize their full potential in achieving their goals. XLIBRIS - (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 What is the best strategy to prevent diseases? Cardiac Surgeon Emeritus in Northwest Indiana Dr. Philip S. Chua attempts to provide resolution to this issue as he presents Lets Stop Killing Our Children, a valuable, inspiring, and innovative 794-page health guide that focuses on disease prevention starting from ground zero, and highlights the fundamental obligation parents and society have in teaching children how to life a healthy lifestyle by setting good examples early on. This revolutionary concept puts the onus squarely on society, parents and guardians of young children, who are totally at the mercy of society and of these adults, whose good or bad examples, habits and behaviors will inevitably be emulated by the children. It is in the first five formative years of the children and up to age 12 when instilling proper discipline and behavioral modification are most effective, states this heart surgeon. Almost all diseases known to man are self-induced and are, therefore, preventableMost of us seemed to have unwittingly programmed our mindset and behavior to a self-destruct and slow-suicide modethis negative surrender and fatalistic attitude are what this book aims to change, Dr. Chua critically pointed out in his book. An international health advocate and writer, Dr. Philip S. Chua, in this book of information, philosophy and principles, poses this great challenge to society as a whole in his belief that most diseases known to man are self-induced through self-abuse. It is important that both society as a whole and parents play their essential role of doing what is right for the children, way before age 5 to save these young lives from avoidable morbidity and premature death as they grow to middle age and beyond. After all, says Dr. Chua, the race does not start in the middle. The author points out that autopsy findings on children, as young as 4-5 who were victims of accidents, already had evidence of arteriosclerosis (hardening of their arteries) which we see in adultswe must be doing something wrong. "Are we losing the war on diseases because we are starting late and lagging far behind in this race?" ponders the cardiac surgeon. Dr. Chua, in his book, strongly suggests for parents and society as a whole to practice this novel pre-emptive and proactive health concept even before conception to achieve a healthier family, a healthier citizenry, and thus a healthier nation. "Since, we have not really significantly succeeded in our war against many diseases over the past half a century, the medical community and society as a whole need to seriously re-evaluate of our current conventional strategy in dealing with health and disease prevention, if we are to contain, if not eradicate, the common diseases afflicting man around the world today, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even cancer," admonishes the author. This pre-emptive health strategy could forever change the role of parents and society in our quest for health, well-being, happiness, and longevity. This challenging and stimulating coffee-table book of wisdom is a must-read. Every home deserves one.

The Translators New Testament

The number of those who never kill their babies is not growing fast enough. We
are all held ... Some pedophiles and old men bring girls they have raped to the
baby killing clinics, to "kill" out their crime of lust. Bloody men force their girl
friends ...

Author: Alvin Cordes

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781597815925

Category: Bibles

Page: 636

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THE TRANSLATORS NEW TESTAMENT IS a "worshippers' Bible" for translators, pastors, deliverance evangelists, missionaries, Bible teachers, home schoolers, home churches, family devotions, etc., any one who wants to get back to the actual words spoken by Jesus and His Apostles.

Pagan Babies

At this moment they come in the church screaming “Kill the cockroaches!” the
inyenzi, and they begin killing everyone, even the babies, until no one is spared.
The ones who try to run out have no chance. Some of the women they brought ...

Author: Elmore Leonard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781780223544

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A vintage roller-coaster ride from 'the hottest thriller writer in the US' [Time] Father Terry Dunn thought he'd seen everything on the mean streets of Detroit, but that was before he went on a little retreat to Rwanda to evade a tax-fraud indictment. Now the whiskey-drinking, Nine Inch Nails T-shirt-wearing padre is back trying to hustle up a score to help the orphans of Rwanda. But the fund-raising gets complicated when a former tattletale cohort pops up on Terry's tail. And then there's the lovely Debbie Dewey. A freshly sprung ex-con turned stand-up comic, Debbie needs some fast cash, too, to settle an old score. Now they're in together for a bigger payoff than either could finagle alone. After all, it makes sense . . . unless Father Terry is working a con of his own.

The Ethics of Killing

It is perhaps worth noting, at the outset, that although people typically profess a
profound horror of infanticide, our intuitions about the killing of infants are in fact
quite mixed. Certainly the killing of babies in some contexts seems to us even ...

Author: Jeff McMahan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199879632

Category: Philosophy

Page: 560

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This magisterial work is the first comprehensive study of the ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, McMahan looks carefully at a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

Culture of Death

infant is killed. The loss of the happy life for the first infant is outweighed by the
gain of a happier life for the second. ... Singer also says that the German doctors'
motives in killing babies were different from the ones he espouses. That is not ...

Author: Wesley J. Smith

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594038563

Category: Medical

Page: 360

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When his teenage son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 105-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor refused. Why bother? The boy’s life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this verdict. He demanded treatment and threatened legal action. The doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christopher’s temperature—which had eventually reached 107.6 degrees—subsided almost immediately. Soon afterward the boy regained consciousness and was learning to walk again. This story is one of many Wesley J. Smith recounts in his award-winning classic critique of the modern bioethics movement, Culture of Death. In this newly updated edition, Smith chronicles how the threats to the equality of human life have accelerated in recent years, from the proliferation of euthanasia and the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide firestorm, to the potential for “death panels” posed by Obamacare and the explosive Terri Schiavo controversy. Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest.


You mightask yourself; How could a mother that carried a baby for nine months
sit in secretfor solong saying astranger ... we find out why Susan Smith went to
the lake and drive her car with the kids locked in the backseat, killing the babies?

Author: Ronald Williams Sr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499020205

Category: True Crime

Page: 48

View: 450


Ask yourself, what may have made this young woman, Susan Smith, drive her two little baby boys into a lake; then claim a man had hijacked her car and drove off with the two babies in the back seat? Not like the O. J. Simpson murder trial. Susan Smith's trial won't be seen on television round the world every day.

The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping Trial

Wilentz attacked Hauptmann . “ Now what type of man would kill the child of
Colonel Lindbergh and Anne Morrow ? ... He wouldn't be an American . No
American gangster and no American racketeer ever sank to the level of killing
babies .

Author: Greg Roensch

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823939715

Category: History

Page: 64

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Looks at the kidnapping and death of the infant son of aviator Charles Lindergh and the controversial trial and conviction of German immigrant Bruno Hauptmann for the crime.

The Origins of Nazi Genocide

First came the murder of handicapped children . In 1938 the newly born infant of
a family named Knauer served as the pretext for Hitler to set in motion the
program of euthanasia he had intended to institute . The Knauer baby , sex
unknown ...

Author: Henry Friedlander

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807846759

Category: History

Page: 421

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Henry Friedlander explores in chilling detail how the Nazi program of secretly exterminating the handicapped and disabled evolved into the systematic destruction of Jews and Gypsies. Tracing the rise of racist and eugenic ideologies in Germany, he describes how the so-called euthanasia of the handicapped provided a practical model for mass murder, thereby initiating the Holocaust. Based on extensive research in American, German, and Austrian archives as well as Allied and German court records, the book also analyzes the involvement of the German bureaucracy and judiciary, the participation of physicians and scientists, the motives of the killers, and the nature of popular opposition. Friedlander also sheds light on the special plight of handicapped Jews, who were the first singled out for murder.

The Newborn Lung Neonatology Questions and Controversies

Could this all suggest that by using 100% oxygen, we are inadvertently “killing
babies because of the impact of free radical damage etc. but that a proportion of
these babies may have been destined to be disabled/handicapped? Choosing
the ...

Author: Eduardo Bancalari

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781437710861

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 359


This exciting new reference brings you information about the most controversial pulmonary challenges you face in your practice. The book confidently tackles these subjects and gives seasoned advice on the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies using evidence-based medicine wherever possible. It gives you the latest information you need to keep pace with the fast-paced, dynamic environment of neonatology. Addresses controversial topics head on, so you can decide how to handle these difficult practice issues. Serves as the bridge between the latest cutting-edge research and its application to clinical practice. Assembles a world-class group of neonatologists, representing the true leaders of the specialty, to ensure the most authoritative content available.

The Review of Reviews

BENJ . WAUGH . Mr . Waugh , who wrote “ The Gaol Cradle , and who Rocks it , ”
has written a paper in the Contemporary Review , which might be called “ The ...

Author: William Thomas Stead


ISBN: UOM:39015056039582

Category: Politics and culture


View: 274


District of Columbia Appropriations for 1993 Public works

It is the only solution women libbers have , kill babies . ... They are not going to
help that woman after they kill her baby . ... You will go on the Floor with that , you
will fight as hard as you can to get those tax dollars to kill the babies in the District

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on District of Columbia Appropriations


ISBN: LOC:00170147273

Category: Washington (D.C.)


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Testimony from the Nazi Camps

29 babies were immediately killed. In 1944 a further change in policy reflected
the changing fortunes of the war: most babies were delivered in camp, and by
October 1944 a special block was designated for newborns (Morrison 2000:270).

Author: Margaret Anne Hutton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134273386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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This interdisciplinary study intergrates historiographical, literary and cultural methodologies in its focus on a little known corpus of testimonial accounts published by French women deported to Nazi camps. Comprising epistemological and literary analyses of the accounts and an examination of the construction of deportee identities, it will interest those working in the fields of modern French literature, genre, women's studies and the Holocaust.

Letters to President Obama

the approval of the killing of unborn babies IS the major issue that made many
people vote Republican, instead of Democrat. Because we know that an unborn
baby has a separate heartbeat than the mother, and that if there is any possibility

Author: Josephine A.V. Allen

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602397149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 273


Collects letters written to President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign and subsequent election and inauguration, covering a wide range of topics including foreign policy, the Bush administration, and religion.

Time and Time Again

“The Party doesn't kill, KT503b678. It is kind and compassionate. The Great
Navigator cares for all his children, even those who have lost their way. The Party
doesn't kill. It educates.” “By rape and torture. By killing babies.” 'Yes. By killing ...

Author: Ben Elton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473508323

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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'The best I've read of Elton's many bestsellers' The Times Imagine a world where no one you have ever known or loved has been born yet. Perhaps they never will be. 1st June 1914: this is Hugh Stanton's reality. Ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer, he is is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. Stanton knows that a great and terrible war is coming. A collective suicidal madness that will destroy European civilization and bring misery to millions in the century to come. He knows this because, for him, that century is already history. Somehow he must change that history. He must prevent the war. A war that will begin with a single bullet. But can a single bullet truly corrupt an entire century? And, if so, could another single bullet save it?

Foreskin s Lament

Onthe other hand, I worry God will kill him if we don'tdo it. On the other hand,I feel
guilty not circumcising him when so many Jews in history died for the chance to. I'
m like fucking Vishnu here with allthese hands. —Didn't they kill babies every ...

Author: Shalom Auslander

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330462013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up, defying and eventually being cast out of his community, he could not find his way to a life in which he wasn’t locked in a daily struggle with Him. Foreskin’s Lament is a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith, his family and his community. ‘Bracing and witty . . . Never, frankly, can there have been a more blasphemous book . . . Foreskin’s Lament somehow expresses the ideas of Richard Dawkins in the tone of David Sedaris. You can read it for the humour, you can read it as reportage into a secretive and bizarre world, you can read it as a personal tale of triumph over adversity, or you can just read it for the misery. It doesn’t really matter. But do read it’ William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday ‘One of the funniest books I’ve ever read, killingly so’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘Exceptional . . . very, very funny’ Time Out ‘Painfully poignant and hilariously noir’ Jewish Chronicle ‘By turns hilarious and devastating . . . Few books are laugh-out-loud funny. This one is’ Naomi Alderman, Sunday Times ‘America’s hottest, funniest, most controversial young Jewish memoirist . . . blackly hilarious, groundbreaking’ The Times

The Review of Reviews

BENJ. WAUGH. MR. WAUGH, who wrote “The Gaol Cradle, and who Rocks it,”
has written a paper in the Contemporary Review, which might be called “The ...



ISBN: IND:30000145001792



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Killing Hope

Joaquin Balaguer remained in office for the next 12 years, ruling his people in the
grand Latin American style: The rich became richer and the poor had babies,
hungry babies; democracy remained an alien concept; the police and military ...

Author: William Blum

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 1842773690

Category: Political Science

Page: 469

View: 370


Is the United States a force for democracy? From China in the 1940s to Guatemala today, William Blum presents a comprehensive study of American covert and overt interference, by one means or another, in the internal affairs of other countries. Each chapter of the book covers a year in which the author takes one particular country case and tells the story - and each case throws light on particular US tactics of intervention.

The Ethics of Climate Change

Why is it fine to kill babies but wrong to kill murderers?'The point is a fair one,
precisely because there's a large apparent inconsistency in holding on to the
claim that killing babies is acceptable and the claim that killing murderers is

Author: James Garvey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441133632

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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"Open this book and James Garvey is right there making real sense to you... in a necessary conversation, capturing you to the very end."-Ted Honderich, Grote Professor Emeritus of The Philosophy of Mind & Logic, University College London, UK. James Garvey argues that the ultimate rationale for action on climate change cannot be simply economic, political, scientific or social, though our decisions should be informed by such things. Instead, climate change is largely a moral problem. What we should do about it depends on what matters to us and what we think is right. This book is an introduction to the ethics of climate change. It considers a little climate science and a lot of moral philosophy, ultimately finding a way into the many possible positions associated with climate change. It is also a call for action, for doing something about the moral demands placed on both governments and individuals by the fact of climate change. This is a book about choices, responsibility, and where the moral weight falls on our warming world.