British commentator says she would suffocate her child if she deemed it to be suffering

Respect for life has faded in the country that gave us National Health care. It’s an abomination.

Via Hot Air and Newsbusters. I’ll have the background in a minute but it needs little explanation.


More comment to come.

UPDATE: AP at HotAir adds this.

Option one: Stable upbringing. Option two: Killing it in the womb. Option three: …a mystery, alas. Perhaps someday someone will think of something. In the meantime, though, I’m curious. Is she sure that smothering would be the quickest, most painless way to deal with a “deeply suffering” child? Maybe slamming it against something heavy would hurry things up. Food for thought.

Between this and that “final solution” vid for climate change skeptics, ever find yourself feeling a little relieved that the “special relationship” is over?

AP of course brings the absurdity of the whole think to a climax with his sarcasm. But really, after hearing this some might know he is being sarcastic and might find nothing wrong with the prospect.

Respect life. From both ends of the spectrum.It is God’s gift to us all. Respect means as a parent doing whatever you can to fight for the life of your children.

20 replies
  1. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    This is mind numbing…She is advocating infanticide.  Disgusting.  Is this what is meant by compassionate liberalism?  Good Lord above, this is scary stuff.

  2. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Absolutely disgusting.  Get rid of a couple of "cells"?  I thought that's how they referred to "fetuses", not living breathing children.  When something is inconvenient, we just do away with it.  I sincerely hopethis woman has no children of her own.   

  3. Beverly Pulaski
    Beverly Pulaski says:

    There is an old saying which states "there is an exception to every rule," which causes me to ask why some in our society seem to always make the exceptions their argument for changing the rules?  Or another way to say it, is that they want to make the exceptions the rule.  I believe that is what the sellers of Obama care have done and continue to do.  Then my next question is "is this woman even a mother?

  4. OkieJim
    OkieJim says:

    My eyes are the size of dinner plates. I don't even know where to start.


    Passing murder off as compassion just doesn't work; not with me. The situation in which I'd consider killing my own child would have to be something so awful that I cannot conceive of it. Anything short of that is murder.


    This woman cannot be a mother. I can't imagine how any parent — male or female — could tolerate such a thought.


    This Culture of Death has to be stopped. It would grant license for acts that are of indescribable disregard for life.


    Please excuse me while I puke.

  5. Karen
    Karen says:

    In my mind this woman is a coward: making an abominable choice so she doesn't have to deal with a difficult situation.  A child isn't something to throw away just because you get bored with him or tired of caring for him.  A child is as much a responsibility as a joy in life.  There is no way she can possibly be a mother and say such a monstrous thing.  She represents more than the culture of death permeating society.  She illustrates perfectly that false "intellectualism" that rationalizes unthinkable acts.  There are so many things wrong with what she says that it's hard to stop listing them all!  She's a monster.

  6. Odonna
    Odonna says:

    All I can say is, "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12)

  7. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    At 22, I was pregnant with my son.  I was extremely sick and the ob/gyn who took over for my original doc told me (in a rather blase fashion) that it was probably "just a molar pregnancy" and to not worry, I was young and could have other children.  I fired her immediately and found another doctor (who here remembers Dr. Andrew Carrabba who ended up murdering his wife?  yep…that was my ob/gyn for my son).  My son was born a tad underweight (for my babies, anyway), and did have some developmental/behavioral issues but he certainly was not a lost genetic cause as the first doc. implied.

    Everything is in God's hands.  Even the length of time we or our children suffer during a terminal illness is in God's hands.  And usually when we want someone's suffering to end, we are looking to end our own suffering.  A baby can't verbalize to a parent that they would rather be smothered than suffer…that's pure projection on the parent's part to justify the killing.  And it's wrong.  There is no cure for life and death is too often denied and avoided.  The most compassionate thing to do is to care gently for the sick & dying and make them as comfortable as possible until they are called home.  Maybe that makes me a Pollyanna…But I would never want to play God.

  8. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    I think I would like to suffocate this woman.  Or at least convince her that I was, so she could experience the horror of what she plans.


    Isn't what she is proposing exactly what the Democrats are doing to our suffering economy?

  9. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    What this woman said in this video, not only was very upsetting, but it is truly a heartbreaking video to watch. Is this what not only the UK but also the rest of the west, including the west has come down to?

    This is what happens when we kick God out of our lives.

  10. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    PS: My goodness, when a dog or cat is suffering from an illness that cannot be cured, at least they are put to sleep in a humane manner. What this lady talks about is just simple brutal.

  11. porschepete
    porschepete says:

    I think someone should put a pillow over her head and rid the the world of another socialist snob.

    What next we bring our seniors around back of the barn when they get to old?                   

  12. Thanos
    Thanos says:

    This woman disgusts me, her comments about Adoption are especially odorous. No doubt the spirit of Margaret Sanger lives on in her.

  13. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    I think someone should dig up this compassionate liberal's backyard to see if this loving mother is true to her beliefs.

  14. VictimsRevenge
    VictimsRevenge says:

    <cite>winnie888, </cite>I think that your statement; "usually when we want someone’s suffering to end, we are looking to end our own suffering" is this woman's true propencity. This woman sounded asthough she really believed there was no other way of looking at the situation, and that makes me think that <cite>Tim-in-Alabama </cite>has a point.

  15. djt
    djt says:

    what she says is beyond apalling, but lets be careful not to broaden her views into making the point that "Respect for life has faded in the country that gave us National Health care." By the reactions of the other two women in the clip, that does not seem to be the case.

  16. BEA
    BEA says:

    I can honestly say that I don't know any mother that feels the same as Virginia Ironside…and I know quite a few families with "disabled" children or children that have suffered from illness. Some of these children were born into their families, and some were adopted into their families because of the disability/illness.

    Also, how does she define suffering? Because I think of amazing people like Helen Keller (deaf, blind, and mute) and Nick Vujicic (no arms, no legs) who surely suffered physically and emotionally at some point in their lives…but with encouragement, perseverence, love, hope, and probably a lot of prayer overcame their suffering and went on to do amazing things. I do believe some emotional suffering is just as bad as physical suffering so where does she draw the line?  

    And btw, Ms. Ironside may really want to reconsider what she said…because I think suffocation by pillow is probably a horrific way to die…one that causes much suffering.

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