By Wesley J. Smith This is the kind of thinking that results from rejecting the intrinsic moral value of human life. Princeton University bioethicist Peter Singer — who is most famous for secularly blessing infanticide — just compared abortion to turning off a computer. He first claims that should an AI [Artificial Intelligence] ever become “sentient,” turning it off …Continue reading "Peter Singer Compares Abortion to Turning Off a Computer"
By Bonny Finnerty It was a huge admission: a pro-abortion professor conceding that we are living human beings from the moment of fertilization. How then could he justify abortion, the deliberate killing of that human life? In a debate co-sponsored by Harvard Right to Life and Massachusetts Citizens for Life, bioethicist Peter Singer laid out …Continue reading "Inside the Abortion Mindset: Illogical and Slippery"
By Wesley J. Smith I have had a bit of reaction to the post I wrote the other day, quoting Peter Singer as admitting he wouldn’t raise a child with Down, and justifying the killing of the developmentally and cognitively disabled because, in his view, their lower mental capacities renders them of less moral worth …Continue reading "Peter Singer Can’t Hear the “Music of Humanity”"
By Wesley J. Smith In his apologetics for infanticide, Princeton bioethicist Peter Singer has used a baby with Down syndrome as an example of a killable infant based on utilitarian measurements. (He actually supports infanticide because babies–whether disabled or not–are, in his view, not “persons.”) To Singer, moral value primary comes from intellectual capacities, and …Continue reading "Peter Singer Thinks Intellectually Disabled Less Valuable than Pigs"
By Alex Schadenberg, International Chair, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Last week Peter Singer, the bioethicist from Princeton University debated Anthony Fisher, the Archbishop of Sydney Australia. Singer, who has published books supporting euthanasia, assisted suicide, and infanticide, faced strong criticism from the disability rights community. On Monday Craig Wallace, the convenor of Lives Worth Living, a …Continue reading "Better off dead? What Peter Singer doesn’t get about disability and euthanasia"
By Michael Cook Peter Singer is in hot water in Germany again over his controversial views. The Australian utilitarian philosopher began his royal progress through Europe well. In late May he added another two honorary doctorates — from the Universities of Athens and of Bucharest — to his extensive collection of awards and distinctions. From …Continue reading "Peter Singer ‘disinvited’ from German philosophy festival"
Editor’s note. The following was distributed by the disability rights organization Not Dead Yet. Disability rights activists from Pennsylvania Not Dead Yet and New Jersey centers for independent living, as well as groups representing parents of people with disabilities, will be marching to Princeton University and holding a protest on June 10, 2015. Activists want …Continue reading "Disability Activists Urge Princeton University to Denounce Professor Peter Singer’s Comments, Call for His Resignation"
By Michael Cook Utilitarian bioethicist Peter Singer has often come under fire for his views on infanticide from pro-life groups. But after a recent radio interview, he was sternly rebuked by a US government agency, the National Council on Disability [NCD]. Professor Singer was promoting his book, “The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective …Continue reading "“Professor, do your homework,” disability group tells Singer"
By Wesley J. Smith Peter Singer is a bigot. Rather than believing in universal human equality, he would invidiously measure the capacities of human beings to determine whether they are “persons.” Those with insufficient capacities, are to be deemed human “non-persons,” are to be viewed of lesser moral value, and hence, potentially subject to both …Continue reading "Bigot Peter Singer: Don’t Pay to Treat Disabled Babies"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a column that appeared at Wesley’s blog. In a world in which someone who makes a politically incorrect utterance can be ruined, Peter Singer should be anathema, given his truly awful beliefs. Instead, he is looked to as a respected ethicist, for example, an article …Continue reading "Peter Singer’s Ethics Should Not Be Respected or Applauded"
By Wesley J. Smith Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a column that appeared at Wesley’s blog. In a world in which someone who makes a politically incorrect utterance can be ruined, Peter Singer should be anathema, given his truly awful beliefs. Instead, he is looked to as a respected ethicist, for example, an article …Continue reading "Peter Singer’s Ethics Should Not Be Applauded"
By Wesley J. Smith Eugenics has always been about promoting desired utilitarian outcomes. The old eugenics wanted to improve the human herd through the crude manipulation of who could and should be parents. And, it also promoted the idea of infanticide–to rid the society of those who would drag it down. Margaret Sanger infamously referred …Continue reading "Peter Singer is a Eugenicist"