Saturday, December 03, 2005

2040 - Coming quicker than you think

Pete Singer is at it again.

No, not the tall one in the Peter, Paul, and Mary trio. The one whose entire career is dedicated to the idea that some of us are more fit to live than others.
"By 2040, it may be that only a rump of hard-core, know-nothing religious fundamentalists will defend the view that every human life, from conception to death, is sacrosanct," says Princeton University's defender of infanticide. "In retrospect, 2005 may be seen as the year in which that position (of the sanctity of life) became untenable," he writes in the fall issue of Foreign Policy.

Singer sees 2005's battle over the life of Terri Schiavo as a key to this changing ethic.
That's what I, along with a lot of others said at the time. It wasn't just about one woman and her family's fight to let her live. It was about securing a beachhead for a principle.

Tags = Life Issues

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