Skip to comments.The Fourth Trimester Abortion
Posted on 03/21/2012 7:17:14 AM PDT by Wolf13
While political liberals are busy advancing the fiction of a conservative "war on contraception," their counterparts in academia are promoting a lie at the opposite end of the reproductive continuum. The anti-life crowd is giving new life to arguments for infanticide.
In a much-discussed recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva take the "pro-choice" argument to its logical and loathsome end. They argue that "when circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible."
They propose to call the practice "after-birth abortion" rather than "infanticide" to stress their belief that the moral status of a newborn baby is no different from that of an unborn baby.
While other anti-life extremists limit their support for infanticide to those deemed genetically "unfit," Giubilini and Minerva argue that the practice might be acceptable even in "cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk."
Risks to the well-being of the family include the "unbearable burden that a child can create for the psychological health of the woman or for her already existing children, regardless of the condition of the fetus."
While the authors allow that both the unborn child and the newborn are "human beings," they insist that neither has a right to life because they are "potential persons" not "persons." "Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing someone a right to life," they assert.
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An “inconvenient life”...
Re: An inconvenient life
Actually life at both ends is inconvenient as the elderly are under attack also. Obama stated that the will to live is not to be considered for medical care of the elderly.
I recommed that Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid be the first test subjects.
Fourth Trimester Abortions?
Can they legally be applied retroactively?
If that is what they want lets do it the way it is done now only broadcast on TV and let the public watch doctors (?) punch a hole in the babies head and suck out it’s brains.
I’m suer that there are enough goulls around who would have no problem doing this as long as they are paid the same as the doctors (?) who do it now behind closed doors and away from any public view.
Bur then they are only doing it for the welfare or the poor girl/woman who does not know how she got pregant.