CANBERRA, Australia, June 14, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Notorious infanticide and bestiality-promoting ‘ethicist’ Peter Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) this week, sparking strong criticism by pro-life advocates, ethicists, and columnists.
Singer was presented with the award, which is the greatest civic honour in Australia and given for “merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large,” on Monday at the 2012 Queen’s Birthday honours. It was granted for his “eminent service to philosophy and bioethics as a leader of public debate and communicator of ideas in the areas of global poverty, animal welfare and the human condition.”
The professor explicitly rejects the notion of life as sacred, arguing that consciousness and ability to communicate are central features of the person and are what imparts value to a life. He has argued that the decision about whether a disabled person should live or die should be delegated to committees and groups who ‘speak for’ those unable to articulate their needs —the silent, unborn children or the unconscious person in a hospital bed.
Singer is also an advocate of ‘personhood’ rights for animals and is a leading supporter of animal liberation.
When I saw this I was immediately reminded of how pro-abortion activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler was awarded the Order of Canada in July 2008. :mad: