Skip to comments.Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say
Posted on 02/29/2012 12:48:43 PM PST by Pinkbell
The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not actual persons and do not have a moral right to life. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.
The journals editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society.
The article, entitled After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?, was written by two of Prof Savulescus former associates, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.
They argued: The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.
Rather than being actual persons, newborns were potential persons. They explained: Both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a person in the sense of subject of a moral right to life.
We take person to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to her.
As such they argued it was not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense.
The authors therefore concluded that what we call after-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
This is evil pretending to be “science.”
There is no hope for Europe if this kind of murdering evil and horrific ugliness passes for morality and ethics in elite institutions.
Hitler might as well have won. His “ethics” seem to have been the ones finally adopted by the so-called liberal progressive victors.
These folks aren’t even original in their excuses, all they did was use the old German propaganda form the 1930’s T-4 program. The times they are a changing & not for the better.
The really sad part is that those folks who are not in favor of infanticide aren’t covered by the MSM in a honest fashion or are not allowed to speak period.
We are on a slippery slope in the West . What was the Final Solution to the Jewish question started out as a way to save money & “improve the breeding stock” in Germany in the 1930’s .
It wasn’t rude men in black uniforms with “Death’s Head insignia on their caps that started it, but Doctors & Nurses,Medical Ethics experts & lawyers who had attended some of the finest Universities in the world .
People who were extremely intelligent & urbane who gave us murder factories that were legal under the law of the land .
IIRC, Der Leader, Piece of $hit that he is, DID support allowing babies surviving Abortion to be left alone to die when he was in the State House in IL. I know I should be praying for these people, especially dueing Lent, but it is really hard to do. Jesus forgive me...
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Last ping of the night (making up for a few days), another article about the sick fiend so-called "ethicists" making the logical conclusion that since babies in the womb can be killed, so can babies outside of the womb. Of course, they haven't taken their position to the logical ultimate conclusion yet, but just wait a short while.
When Roe v Wade was passed 39 years ago, the wise among us said this would happen sooner or later. Here we are.
Does that mean someone can shoot them down in the road and leave the corpse for the buzzards like they could a rabid dog?
Sadly, no it does not.
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