Crazy tweets by insane BNP-reject Claire Khaw featured in this article.https://t.co/a7RAd5V2cp@ntfem— Homophobia kills (@LabourGay) January 26, 2017
@ResistingHate This is hate speech and very worrying, no doubt the authorities are keeping an eye.— JayT❄ (@TjayJT) January 26, 2017
@TjayJT @ResistingHate What I propose is similarly being proposed by the august institutions mentioned at https://t.co/cYjwJ0ktW1— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics launched an enquiry in 2006 into critical care in fetal and neonatal medicine, looking at the ethical, social and legal issues which may arise when making decisions surrounding treating extremely premature babies.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, in its submission, recommended that a public debate be started around the options of "non-resuscitation, withdrawal of treatment decisions, the best interests test and active euthanasia" for "the sickest of newborns". The College stated that there should be discussion over whether "deliberate intervention" to cause death in severely disabled newborn babies should be legalised; it stated that while it was not necessarily in favour of the move, it felt the issues should be debated. The College stated in this submission that having these options would save some families from years of emotional and financial suffering; it might also reduce the number of late abortions, "as some parents would be more confident about continuing a pregnancy and taking a risk on outcome". In response to this proposal, Pieter Sauer, a senior paediatrician in the Netherlands, argued that British neonatologists already perform "mercy killings" and should be allowed to do so openly.
The Church of England submission to the enquiry supported the view that doctors should be given the right to withhold treatment from seriously disabled newborn babies in exceptional circumstances, and the Christian Medical Fellowship stated that when treatment would be "a burden" this was not euthanasia.
@ResistingHate @TjayJT I don't expect libtards to debate honestly, actually. To be libtard is to debate dishonestly.— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
@ResistingHate @TjayJT Just pointing out to you that what I propose is also being proposed by The Nuffield Council on Bioethics.— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
@ResistingHate @TjayJT Just pointing out to you what I propose is also being proposed by The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
@ResistingHate @TjayJT Just pointing out to you what I propose is also being proposed by The C of E and The Christian Medical Fellowship.— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
@TjayJT @ResistingHate Exploring ethical issues in biology and medicine https://t.co/KoszFPk898 The implications of this is clear.— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
@TjayJT @ResistingHate Outrage as Church backs calls for severely disabled babies to be killed at birth— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
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@ResistingHate @TjayJT I am not ranting, my dear, just explaining to you why I am right about everything.— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
@ntfem @resistinghate @tjayjt She is an isolated fantasist, take no notice. She wants to be on the media & is trying to shock for attention.— Nora Chance (@Dora_Chance) January 30, 2017
@Dora_Chance @ResistingHate @TjayJT It is scary to live in a country where telling the truth is a revolutionary act. https://t.co/gsPK4dpb4D— Claire Khaw (@ntfem) January 30, 2017
The Twelve Tables included a law that said disabled or deformed children should be put to death, usually by stoning.
In addition, Dionysius of Halicarnassus wrote that the city's founder Romulus required children who were born disabled to be exposed on a hillside. Historians think that this was a fairly common practice due to a believed high number of congenital defects, which are sourced due to poor nutrition, incest, and disease.
The laws of the Twelve Tables required the pater familias to ensure that "obviously deformed" infants were put to death. The survival of congenitally disabled adults, conspicuously evidenced among the elite by the partially-lame Emperor Claudius, demonstrates that personal choice was exercised in the matter.