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.
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Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has taken this issue away from the American people. We need to elect a pro-life President this year.
Seems we missed a few of the bastards back in 1945 and let them propagate.
Too bad they didn’t self-abort and lead the way...
Where in the hell do they manufacture psychotics like these?
This is the ‘thinking’ that fed the ovens at Auschwitz.
This is the logical conclusion of the abortion movement, is it not?
Who died and appointed these people "experts"? Oh, right, like all leftists, they appointed themselves.
I'd like to get one of them alone for a little chat. Experts? My wife and I have been married for 35 years and have a 28 year old daughter that is one of the finest human beings I have ever known.
Experts? We are the experts. Real, loving parents are the experts. Not a bunch of sick, immoral eugenicists.
These people should be practicing some very late term abortions on themselves.
It is the “logical” extension; I am afraid that it may well not be the conclusion.
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The people who are the most ardent advocates of abortion/euthanasia and population control consider themselves to be the true persons, those not part of the “surplus” population. Afterall, they must be here to lecture and decide the fate of the unwashed masses.
I missed that. Yeah, the media is slow, but at least it has hit the media at all. It’s amazing it didn’t just get swept under the rug completely.
Yup, pure evil! It’s all logical to them though! They are truly sick twisted individuals!
God bless Newt Gingrich for telling like it is in the last debate:
Barack Obama supports infanticide. May he have the opportunity to say it loud and often!
"Too bad they didnt self-abort and lead the way..."
Isn't that the way it always is with these kind though?
"Where in the hell do they manufacture psychotics like these?"
I'm not sure psychotic is appropriate, more like soulless?
Take care brother!
If you sit around discussing how crimes should be committed with the intent to commit them, or encourage others to do so, that is called conspiracy. That is a crime. So when does MI6, Interpol and the FBI arrest these idiots for conspiracy to commit large scale murder?
Do we not jail would be terrorists for this exact thing?
“Ethics” is just another in a long series of definitions that the left has co-opted and turned on it’s head.
Abortion and infanticide are both murder.
Exactly! “Ethics” are morals for people that don’t have any.
Ahh..why bitch about it, ya know? Haha!
“...more like soulless?...”
Definitely soulless...but there’s psychosis involved too. Sociopath behavior as well. How else can anyone explain justifying the organized, systematic murder of children - or other human beings - on an industrial scale?
They don’t even blink an eye when speaking of it...
Since they have so little regard for human beings, it’s difficult not to see them as anything BUT psychotics...