From Rooted in Rights, a story about disability activists who marched on Princeton University in June over controversial remarks by an ethics professor.
The most recent backlash against Singer was triggered by comments he made on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, which aired April 16. Singer stated that it would be “reasonable” for government and private health insurance companies to deny life-saving treatment for infants with disabilities.
Most known for his animal rights activism, Singer argues that individual rights stem not from a person’s existence, but from his or her intellectual capacity, ability to use the senses, and other characteristics. Therefore, Singer argues it is more ethical in certain circumstances to kill infants with severe disabilities than animals, and is a proponent of overt rationing in health care policy making.
Gee Professor, what about disabilities that don't show themselves until well after birth? How old is too old to let a child die (or kill them)?
The Times has a story on the Seattle Preschool Program - apparently only five providers applied. I think that makes it all the more important for the City to get SPS to become a provider. The Times also reports:
The city has a backup plan for additional classrooms if the school district doesn't participate, Murray said, addition that he expect the School Board to play ball.And there you have it - "play ball." FYI Mr. Mayor, the District does not have to be a provider for this to be a good thing for Seattle Schools.
"We feel really good about the conversations we're having with them," Murray said.
What's on your mind?