[T]he really hard core social engineers, people utterly divorced from the traditional values taught in the Judeo-Christian tradition (which they regarded as an unscientific hindrance to progress), also wanted euthanasia, the ability to extinguish those among the living who were a burden on society. They got their way under National Socialism in Germany, where the “feeble-minded” joined Jews and Gypsies and other undesirables in the extermination effort.
A British hospital is apologizing after the family of a man with Down syndrome found that a “do not resuscitate” order had been placed on his medical records without their consent.
The incident began in 2011 when 51-year-old Andrew Waters, who has Down syndrome, spent some time at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Kent, Yahoo News reports.
After Waters was discharged, his family discovered the DNR order on his medical records; the reason given was “Down’s Syndrome, unable to swallow (PEG fed), bed bound, learning difficulties,” according to the report. The family, who often visited Waters, was listed as “unavailable” on the report.