08 Oct British Advice Columnist insists that “any good mother” would suffocate her suffering child
Popular British advice columnist, Virginia Ironside, shocked more than a few people with her comment: “If I were the mother of a suffering child – I mean a deeply suffering child – I would be the first to want to put a pillow over its face . . . If it was a child I really loved, who was in agony, I think any good mother would.” Speaking on BBC program “Sunday Morning Lite,” Ironside continued to insist, even after the host of the program called her original comment “horrifying” and asked if she (Virginia) thought other mothers would agree with her. “I think a lot of mothers would…maybe not ‘any,’ but a lot.”
The program’s theme “Can Abortion be a Kindness?” had already brought forth some astounding statements from Virginia Ironside such as referring to abortion as “getting rid of a couple of cells” and that aborting an unwanted or a profoundly disabled child is the act of a loving mother. Here’s how Ironside justifies abortion and her high-brow version of Euthanasia and Eugenics.
“To go ahead and have a baby, knowing that you can’t give it some kind of stable upbringing, seems to me to be cruel.”
“If a baby’s going to be born severely disabled or totally unwanted, surely an abortion is the act of a loving mother.”
The frightening thing is that this woman, Virginia Ironside, is considered to be “wise” and has power to influence public opinion via her regular column in the UK’s “The Independent.” She’s not alone in her twisted perspective either. Her views are shared by many so called “academics” and “progressives” in the United States and are very commonplace in Europe.
One pundit attempted to defend Ironside by saying:
“Ironside is not waging a war against the disabled: she simply said “life isn’t a gift per se”. There are plenty of circumstances that make it more burdensome than joyful.”
It is impossible to circumscribe the depth and breadth of issues that are relevant to this story. Eugenics is not new, eugenics is not well reasoned, eugenics is the cold blood thirsty confirmation of the moral rot of a society turned upon itself. See it for yourself.