Latest from the pathological left: NEWBORNS AREN’T REAL PEOPLE!

The Rat continues: That’s the logic of two Australian ethicists, who argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of a fetus is allowable, so too should be the termination of a newborn’s life.

The abstract in the journal sums it up quite nicely:

“Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue 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.”

Alberto Giubilini at Monash University and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ should be permissible.”

Please read rest of article here: The Rat’s Right

I want to give credit as well to the source where I first read it. This is an article I found reposted by The Conservative Hill Billy. Sorry Hill Billy. I tried to cite you at the top and it wasn’t letting me.

3 thoughts on “Latest from the pathological left: NEWBORNS AREN’T REAL PEOPLE!

  1. Terrance H. February 29, 2012 / 8:30 AM

    I’ve been arguing the point for years that once you begin supporting abortion, the natural evolution, given the pro-choice rationale, is to begin supporting something akin to infanticide.

    The problem is this notion that humanity somehow is NOT a static condition; that a certain measure must be applied and degrees reached before one is “fully human.” They allude to a subjective sense of psychological and emotional development. By such logic, it could be argued that a full-grown adult with a stunted psychological or emotional development is not a person either, which means he or she could be killed without so much as flutter in one’s moral compass.

    It’s disgusting. But I say keep it up. Keep on making such silly and inhumane proclamations, for eventually enough people will get tired of it and begin to see the fallacy of the pro-choice position.

    • Talon's Point February 29, 2012 / 8:26 PM

      I wish I had your sense of optimism. When I look around and see so many foolish people believing so many foolish things in their never ending pursuit of something new to satisfy their itchy ears I tend to think that the asinine stuff these two sick men are saying will take root in society quite soon.

      I hope you are right and not I.

  2. The Rat February 29, 2012 / 7:38 AM

    These are chilling times indeed. I need not make the comparison; these two “ethicists” (and others like them) draw the analogy for us – frighteningly clear: This mindset is analogous to the that of Adolph Hitler. Once the toothpaste is out of the tube folks, it’s a difficult – if not impossible – proposition to put it back.

    Thanks for the reblog – you are always welcome to do so.

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