Silencing the Singer: Antibioethics in Germany
Hastings Center Report. 1991 Nov-Dec; 21(6): 20-31.
"Die Gedanken sind frei," in the words of the old song. But in Germany, thoughts are no longer free. Peter Singer, the "death ethicist," has become a special target for activists attempting to silence bioethical debate in Germany. In the context of the trauma inflicted by National Socialism, a profound unease over issues at the end of life is accompanied by an insistence that these issues are not to be discussed.
Abortion; Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Bioethics; Capitalism; Congenital Disorders; Death; Diagnosis; Dissent; Education; Embryos; Ethical Theory; Ethicists; Ethics; Eugenics; Euthanasia; Fetuses; Freedom; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Historical Aspects; Killing; Life; Mass Media; Medical Ethics; Morality; National Socialism; Newborns; Paternalism; Philosophy; Political Activity; Prenatal Diagnosis; Public Opinion; Quality of Life; Reproductive Technologies; Rights; Selective Abortion; Socialism; Universities; Value of Life; Values; Voluntary Euthanasia; Wedge Argument; Women's Rights;