Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Scotty, Beam Me Up

Let's see, a day or two earlier you could kill them in the womb and not violate their human rights. Today, however, we're worried about cooing! Oh, those sophisticated Europeans, they have one leg up on us again. Not to worry, the judicial system in America will incorporate this wisdom into our laws and we will stamp out this vile cooing practice among the ignorant in this country. Oh, the inhumanity of it all!

A West Yorkshire hospital has banned visitors from cooing at new-born babies over fears their human rights are being breached and to reduce infection.

A statement from Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax said staff had held an advice session to highlight the need for respect and dignity for patients.
On one ward there is a doll featuring the message: "What makes you think I want to be looked at?"

Debbie Lawson, neo-natal manager at the hospital's special care baby unit, said: "Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me.

From the BBC News.

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