Sunday, March 2, 2014
Originally, Pro-lifers such as myself, would argue that abortion - taking the life of a human in the womb - was no different morally than killing the infant after he or she were born. We did this to show abortion in a negative light. Abortion and infanticide were called comparable evils.
Now, Pro Abortion advocates, such as Italian philosophers, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva (seen smiling in the photo above) are comparing abortion and infanticide in what they consider a positive light.
In their piece in the Journal of Medical Ethics the duo prefer the term "after-birth abortion" to "infanticide", however, in order "to emphasise (sic) that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus (on which ‘abortions’ in the traditional sense are performed) rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be".
To Giubilini and Minerva, "The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus, that is, neither can be considered a ‘person’ in a morally relevant sense.It is not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense".
We in the Pro-Life world have called the moral status of an fetus equivalent to that of an infant and therefore both should live.
Today, the Pro-Abortion folks acknowledge the moral equivalence of an infant and a fetus, but to them, both can be killed when it's convenient for us.
God, help us.