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Infant Suffering Debate Summary

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In “We Cannot Accurately Predict the Extent of an Infant's Future Suffering: The Groningen Protocol Is Too Dangerous to Support,” Alexander Kon discusses how the Groningen Protocol is wrong on its assumption on killing infants based on their current medical position because death is unjustifiable in medical settings. Although an adamant supporter of euthanasia, Kon believes that killing newborns is gratuitous. Kon writes “infants cannot express their wishes…or judge what they believe to be in their best interest” (27). I plan to use this article to show the absurdity of the reasoning behind the Groningen Protocol which is an aspect of euthanizing infants. Since Kon is a staunch euthanasia supporter for adults, his insight against
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