Kuhse, Singer and Slippery Slopes
Fairbairn, Gavin J.
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1988 Sep; 14(3): 132-134, 147.
Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer recently examined the view expressed by John Lorber that whereas at times it is permissible to allow severely handicapped infants to die, killing them must never be allowed. In attempting to demonstrate the mistaken nature of Lorber's fear that allowing active infanticide would lead us onto a slippery slope Kuhse and Singer make much use of John Harris's paper in the
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Congenital Disorders; Eugenics; Euthanasia; Infanticide; Infants; Involuntary Euthanasia; Killing; Life; Moral Policy; Motivation; National Socialism; Nature; Newborns; Physicians; Public Policy; Selection for Treatment; Social worth; Socialism; Spina Bifida; Wedge Argument; Withholding Treatment;
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