Dr. Peter Saunders, CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship in the UK, wrote a thoughtful blog post on a new German monument dedicated to people with disabilities who were killed under Hitler’s T4 program.
In his post he quotes from documents that explored the role of doctors in these murders:
The beginnings at first were merely a subtle shift in emphasis in the basic attitude of the physicians. It started with the attitude, basic in the euthanasia movement that there is such a thing as a life not worthy to be lived. This attitude in its early stages concerned itself merely with the severely and chronically sick. Gradually the sphere of those to be included in this category was enlarged to encompass the socially unproductive, the ideologically unwanted, the racially unwanted and finally all non-Germans.
Dr. Brian Skotko’s 2005 survey of parents and anecdotes from many people I have met point to medical professionals moving in this direction of ‘life unworthy of life’ here.
So let us not be subtle in our response: let the children live; all of them.