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Bishop sparks firestorm of criticism for Supporting Infanticide November 14, 2006

Posted by moverstreet in Bible & Theology, Church, Culture/Society, Missions/Evangelism/Apologetics, Politics/Public Policy, World News.

The Bishop of Southwark, Tom Butler, has said that doctors should be permitted to allow a sick newborn baby to die after his birth. He justifies his view by explaining the cost of keeping the baby alive may be high enough to allow his death.

Bishop Butler, vice chair of the Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Council, has also argued “the high financial cost of keeping desperately ill babies alive should be a factor in life or death decisions,” according to a London paper.

While Christians have long championed life and its sanctity, Mr. Butler redefines “compassion” by allowing the newborn to die, if he is severely disabled. If the media misunderstands Mr. Butler, then he needs to clarify his position quickly, a realign it with God’s definition of “compassion.”

Read the article here.

You can read more about the Bishop at the diocese website (here).



1. mike - November 14, 2006

the article is not showing up.

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