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Peter Singer


Pretty Scary….

“The traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological and demographic developments.”

Source: the Think Exist website: thinkexist.com/quotes/petersinger
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Life, Humanity

“The notion that human life is sacred just because it is human life is medieval.”

Source: The Brainy Quote website: www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/p/petersinger.html
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It’s okay to kill a disabled baby

“Yes, [it’s okay to kill a disabled baby] if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole. Many people find this shocking, yet they support a woman’s right to have an abortion.”

Source: “Disabled Newborns Likely to Face Death,” American Family Association Journal, February 2007, page 8.
Hardcopy: Copy of the AFA article.
Where: Responding to a question from a reader of the UK Independent newspaper.
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Equating animals with humans.

“[An animal] experiment cannot be justified unless the experiment is so important that the use of a brain-damaged human would be justifiable.”

Source: Animal Scam, by Kathleen Marquardt with Herbert M. Levine and Mark LaRochelle, 1993, page 177.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 177 from Animal Scam.
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It’s okay to kill disabled infants.

“When the death of a disabled infant will lead to the birth of another infant with better prospects of a happy life, the total amount of happiness will be greater if the disabled infant is killed. The loss of the happy life for the first infant is outweighed by the gain of a happier life for the second. Therefore, if the killing of the hemophiliac infant has no adverse effect on others it would . . . be right to kill him.”

Source: “Animal Rights Extremism at Princeton,” by Wesley J. Smith, Heterodoxy, September 1998, page 8.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 8 from the article.
Where: Writing in Practical Ethics.
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The value of animals and humans is equal.

“[T]he life of a fetus is of no greater value than the life of a nonhuman animal at a similar level of rationality, self-consciousness, awareness, capacity. to feel, etc., and that since no fetus is a person no fetus has the same claim to life as a person.”

Source: Godless – The Church of Liberalism, by Ann Coulter, 2006, page 274.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 274 from Coulter’s book.
Where: In his book Practical Ethics.
When: 1993.
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Sometimes it’s OK to kill a child.

“Very often it’s not wrong to kill a child once it’s left the womb. Simply killing an infant is never equivalent to killing a person.”

Source: Quoted in Savage Nation, by Michael Savage, 2002, page 97.
Hardcopy: Copy of page 97 from the Michael Savage book.
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We should ignore the 9-11 attack.

“A truly Christian leader would have ‘turned the other cheek’ after the September 11th terrorist attack.”

Source: “Squeaky Chalk,” by Deborah Lambert, CampusReport, May-June 2004, page 5.
Hardcopy: Printout of 10-25-04 webpage that posted the quote.
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Christianity is our foe.

“Christianity is our foe. If animal rights is to succeed, we must destroy the Judeo-Christian religious tradition.”

Source: “Match the Quotes,” Resource Roundup, March 2002, page 8. Also: “Christian Pulpits Invaded,” Insider's Report, 1998, page 4.
Hardcopy: Copy of the “Christian Pulpits Invaded” article.
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Some animals are more valuable than some humans.

“Surely there will be some nonhuman animals whose lives, by any standards, are more valuable than the lives of some humans.”

Source: Animal Scam, by Kathleen Marquardt with Herbert M. Levine and Mark LaRochelle, 1993, pages 3 and 176.
Hardcopy: Printout of 9-10-01 webpage that posted the quote.
Where: In his book, Animal Liberation, (1975, 1990, 2002) which is credited with the philosophical origin of the animal rights movement. At the time, Singer was a philosopher of “bioethics” in Australia.
When: 1975.
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