[Updated 12:20 p.m.]
Apparently, Unhinged Catholic Kathy Shaidle has herself another utterly bogus cause to get all screechy over:
Life inches into Pink Flamingos territory: "The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology has put forward the option of permittingmercy killings of the sickest infants to a review of medical ethics."
Just as apparently, Kathy can't be bothered to keep up with old news (all emphasis added):
March 16, 2005
Life-Support Stopped for 6-Month-Old in Houston
Yesterday Sun Hudson, the nearly 6-month-old at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, diagnosed and slowly dying with a rare form of dwarfism (thanatophoric dysplasia), was taken off the ventilator that was keeping him alive. A Houston court authorized the hospital's action, and Sun died shortly thereafter. Today's Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News have most of the details.
Both papers report that this is the first time in the United States a court has allowed life-sustaining treatment to be withdrawn from a pediatric patient over the objections of the child's parent.
Wow. The infant was disconnected from life support, despite the protests of the parent. In short, the medical personnel took it upon themselves to simply kill the child. What kind of monster could possibly be responsible for such cruelty, such callousness, such barbaric indifference to human life as to have signed such a law into effect? Oh ... that kind:
Our bill passed both houses, unanimously, both years, and the 1999 law was signed by then Governor George W. Bush.
Compassionate conservatives: Because if you just can't make that irrevocable, heart-wrenching decision to pull the plug, they'll be happy to do it for you.
STUDENTS OF HISTORY THEY'RE NOT. Sadly, it would appear that a number of Blogging Tories are just as selective with their memory of social issues as Shaidle, so we might just as well start keeping track of them.
Any more hypocrites in the crowd? Come on, step right up -- don't be bashful.