The Naval Academy's Ethical Mill
Bioethicist Peter Singer, known as "Professor Death," for his radical views advocating the killing of physically handicapped infants, has taken up residence at Princeton University, where he will begin teaching this fall. His appointment to an endowed chair in "human values" drew angry protests from disabled persons, right-to-life advocates and religious groups (The Washington Times, July 23: "Forbes doesn't sway Princeton on radical Singer").
Mr. Singer's teachings include the suggestion parents should have the right to kill their infants up to 28 days after birth if the children have severe disabilities. At that age, he says, children don't understand what it means to be alive. "Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person," Mr. Singer has written. "Very often, it is not wrong at all."
Oddly enough Mr. Singer's views …
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Publication information: Article title: The Naval Academy's Ethical Mill. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: August 8, 1999. Page number: 5. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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