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"The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things...."

News and views about current affairs, religious freedom issues, and the fight against euthanasia. Also the latest about my cats, goats, sheep, geese and chickens, life in Menominee county, and whatever else is on my mind.

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These blogs are the work of Nissa Annakindt, writer and farmer from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

My poetry and prose have been published in: Struggle, Above the Bridge, HEATHENzine, Idunna, Marklander, Asynjur and PanGaia.

I also was editor/publisher of the Nine Virtues News in its print incarnation, which ran weekly for a while.

Contact me at: Nissa Annakindt PO Box 95 Wallace, MI 49893 USA

"My strength is the strength of ten, because my heart is pure."

Friday, June 10, 2005

Should Britain adopt Holland's babykilling policy?

The cost-cutters are at it again in proposing that it would be cheaper to kill premature babies through medical neglect than to care for him.

The rational is that some (but not all) of very premature babies will have some disability if they live, and of course one doesn't want 'useless eaters' living 'lives unworthy of life' to be allowed to live.

It seems to me that even if you believe cripples should be killed you could wait to find out if the babies will in fact be impaired before offing them. They're going from killing the cripples to killing those who have a greater than average risk of becoming cripples.

Is that Hitler's ghost I hear cheering in the background?