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On the list of the world’s most unnecessary occupations—aromatherapist, golf pro, journalism professor, vice president of the United States​—​that of medical ethicist ranks very high. They are happily employed by pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and other outposts of the vast medical-industrial combine, where their job is to advise the boss to go ahead and do what he was going to do anyway (“Put it on the market!” “Pull the plug on the geezer!”). They also attend conferences where they take turns sitting on panels talking with one another and then sitting in the audience watching panels of other medical ethicists talking with one another. Their professional specialty is the “thought experiment,” which is the best kind of experiment because you don’t have to buy test tubes or leave the office. And sometimes they get jobs at universities, teaching other people to become ethicists. It is a cozy, happy world they live in.

But it was painfully roiled last month, when a pair of medical ethicists took to their profession’s bible, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and published an essay with a misleadingly inconclusive title: “After-birth Abortion: Why should the baby live?” It was a misleading title because the authors believe the answer to the question is: “Beats me.”

Painting by Jack Kevorkian

The left, they are comin’ for ya!

Right at the top, the ethicists summarized the point of their article. “What we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”


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  1. Jethro

    March 17th, 2012

    Having chosen the career “medical ethicist”, it’s obvious these jackals haven’t “…a sufficient sense of his own life”. Therefore, they should immediately volunteer for what they are proposing.

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  2. bitterclinger

    March 17th, 2012

    To wit, I would direct them to Ann Barnhardt’s EPIC March 16 post and picture. But I believe the “ethicists” are too far gone to be affected by it.


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  3. conservative cowgirl

    March 17th, 2012

    @bitterclinger, thanks for that link. What an amazing and touching photograph. Absolutely incredible that surgeons can operate on a tiny baby that way! I doubt obamacommiecare will allow that.

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  4. grayscape

    March 17th, 2012

    Nazis used to practice this particular type of abortion all the time.

    They were so supportive of women’s reproductive rights that they built huge gubmint funded after-birth abortion clinics all over the place.

    Nazis were therefore at the pinnacle of the medical ethics profession.

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  5. Stirrin the B.S.

    March 17th, 2012

    The medical profession was founded on the Hippocratic Oath.

    Sadly, the ethics of medicine have been corrupted and usurped by politics and profit.

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  6. bitterclinger

    March 17th, 2012

    cc — I believe Ann wrote that this procedure would never be allowed under ObamaDeathPanelCare and Zeke Emanuel’s “Complete Lives System.”

    Did you read where the surgeon was so taken aback by what happened that he froze for a little while?

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  7. SgtZim

    March 17th, 2012

    Looks like a race to the bottom of evil and inhumanity. Way to go Aussies!

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  8. Stop Obama or GestapObama

    March 17th, 2012

    After reading that article, I was reminded of Ezekiel Emmanuel’s “Complete Lives System ” that awards health services based on how useful a person is to the collective. If you’re between 14 and 40 years old and have a job, you get the best healthcare. Younger or older, not so much. This would include the ancient Spartan approach to the birth of children that aren’t useful to the collective.

    Ezekiel Emanuel is Rahm Emanuel’s brother and most likely played a part in writing (or at least influenced the writing of) Obamacare.

    The Progs constantly called Bush a dictator or “Hitler” and they refuse to see what’s going on with their Chicago savior (with help from the MSM).

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  9. CharileWalsonWater

    March 17th, 2012

    and i used to joke about post-birth abortions. didnt know they’d take me seriously, the bastards.

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  10. Jayne

    March 17th, 2012

    Whoa! The world is in worse shape than I thought, and that was pretty bad to begin with. And did Dr. death really paint that? If so, what a shame the world at large didn’t know of his other talent.

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  11. fullcirclethinker

    March 17th, 2012

    I am always amazed at how this type of thinking doesn’t conclude with those thinking this way that they too could have been aborted if this type of thinking had been around when they were conceived.

    But, not to worry.

    If Obamacare survives, it is likely that those who currently think this way will one day be faced with a re-evaluation by their younger peers as to whether they are worth the financial trouble to fix what ails them.

    Death Panels anyone?

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  12. mkultra

    March 17th, 2012

    So professional Margaret Sanger disciples are now called ‘medical ethicists’? How perverse. Lady in Red, I think you missed your calling.

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  13. Frosteetoes

    March 18th, 2012

    I wonder if these “ethicist” had this same conversation a decade or two before legalizing abortion in 1973?

    Now here we are outraged by this and justifiably so. Just like our grandparents/parents were when the APA took homosexuality off the diagnostics as a mental illness. And here we are today.

    Wasn’t it a few months back that the APA changed the criteria of pedophilia to “Child Sex Attraction,” to destigmatize the image of these sicko’s? Let’s see if within a decade NAMBLA has their dream come true of lowering the age of consent to 10 years old.

    So getting back to infanticide receiving a thumbs up by some pseudo intellectuals, this is just the beginning before it is accepted. What else have we been desensitized to?

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