March 2, 2012 2 Comments
Margaret Sanger lives again.
Originally posted on Be Sure You're RIGHT, Then Go Ahead:
Liberal ethics on all their gory display:
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 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.”
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”.
Let’s try a little experiment in word substitution in order to clarify the arguments of the ‘ethicists':
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