Now Peter Singer Argues That It Might Be Okay To Rape Disabled People

Advocates for people with disabilities do not care for utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer. This is because Singer has publicly justified killing disabled newborn infants because of their disabilities. In his book Practical Ethics, Singer weighed the moral justifications for taking the lives of disabled babies. He concluded that in severe cases, such as for children with spina bifida, it might well be morally wrong not to take a baby’s life. For less serious conditions, such as hemophilia, Singer concluded that the decision as to whether or not to kill the infant should depend on whether it would make the parents happy, and whether they intended to “replace” the child with another, non-disabled one.

  • The Butterfly

    But atheists can be moral, yo.

    • k2

      They don’t believe in objective good and evil so presumably, the highest “good” is whatever is pleasant and agreeable to them. They might choose to act in a way that is beneficial to others or society, but if they do, it will only be because they themselves benefit somehow (the admiration and respect of others makes them feel good, for example.) They could just as easily choose to be serial killers if that made them feel good since they’re the ones setting the ultimate standard for behaviour.

      • David Murrell

        Well said.

      • tom_billesley

        But ….. The Golden Rule.

  • Clink9

    This guy should show us how it’s done and “replace” himself.

  • Spatchcocked

    Drink your hemlock Peter…..there’s a good boy!

  • CodexCoder

    I am certain that it will make for interesting discussion with the Almighty upon his demise.

  • Dana Garcia

    How about the force-bonking of retarded lib professors?

  • LairdKintyre

    They would’ve loved this guy in Sparta. Probably made him chief baby inspector-rejector

  • David Murrell

    Deleted post. Sorry!

    • Frances

      Who was it said ethics are for those without morals? This man is the perfect illustration of same.

  • terrence22

    too bad his parents did not take his life when he was a baby – he is OBVIOUSLY demented and seriously mentally disabled

  • Hard Little Machine

    “Current Affairs” by Nathan J Robinson is such a strange little magazine (funded by kickstarter and Nathan may be the only full time employee) it’s hard to know which pieces are serious and which are not. Nathan writes ‘left wing’ children’s books as his day job. Most of the articles in C-A are little more than wild diatribes about other far left wing nutters.

  • Hard Little Machine

    But the weird thing is that he’s adopted an entirely NON ethical legalistic approach to ethics. It’s the kind of ethics that robots or contract lawyers would employ. It’s akin to saying running down a jaywalker is fine only because they were jaywalking.

  • tom_billesley

    Idaho: Muslim Refugees Plead Guilty in Sex Attack on Disabled 5-Year Old Girl
    Why didn’t their lawyer call on Peter Singer?

  • This man is horrible beyond words.