Monday, July 17, 2017

Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to Protect Babies, of Course)

By Daren Jonescu

What can be more shamelessly, terrifyingly brutal than the righteous, benign mask of progressivism? After humiliating themselves before the universe as the tyrants that they are, the commissars at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, unwilling to admit that stealing babies from their parents in order to murder them is unethical, have doubled down on their moral turpitude.

Still unwilling to "allow" Charlie Gard's parents to take custody of their own child (as though loving parents were criminals under a restraining order) in order to try to save his life against the wishes -- not the "judgment," but the wishes, let's be clear about that -- of doctors who have no personal stake in the boy's survival and therefore prefer him to be dead as soon as possible, the hospital has nevertheless cowed before near-universal condemnation from the entire human race just enough to allow an American doctor more expert than they to take a look at the child.

They have stipulated, however, that the Columbia University specialist must visit their hospital, and have tried to insist that his consultation with them occur in a meeting that excludes Charlie's parents. The reason for this exclusion? They believe the presence of the patient's family will restrict the doctors from discussing the case "freely."

Damn right -- and isn't that the whole point? Why should doctors have "freedom" to discuss life and death decisions about an infant without the parents being present? What twisted progressive notion of "rights" does this exclusion of the child's family answer to?........... Read more

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