Monday, March 5, 2012

More On "Post Abortion Abortion"

Here’s more on the furor around the “post birth abortion” suggestion by two bioethicists a while ago:
The first breath of a person
I suppose one cannot accuse Francesca Minerva and Alberto Giubilini of a lack of nerve. As the co-authors of a paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics declaring that newborn babies do not “have a moral right to life”, they do not appear to have been concerned by the fact that justifying infanticide does not generally lead one to the top, unless one is Herod or Hitler, neither of whom have been particularly well regarded by history. Indeed, the idea of harming a newborn child is widely seen as one of the most disgusting of all acts, whether carried out in war, genocide or domestic fury. more

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