Since the very beginning of the abortion debate, we pro-lifers have been making the argument that abortions should not be allowed because an abortion is morally identical to killing a newborn baby.
Now, there is outrage over a paper published in the British Medical Journal by two "academics" - Alberto Giubilini, from Monash University, and Francesca Minerva, from the University of Melbourne - which states,
"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."
Giubilini and Minerva contend that mothers should have the right to kill their newborn children where abortions are already legal.
The two write;
"A serious philosophical problem arises when the
same conditions that would have justified abortion
become known after birth. In such cases, we need
to assess facts in order to decide whether the same
arguments that apply to killing a human fetus can
also be consistently applied to killing a newborn
And yet, those SOBs in the, so-called, "pro-choice" movement didn't see this coming?
In the view of the "ethicists";
"Merely being human is not in itself a reason for ascribing
someone a right to life."
I can't up with the words to describe just how disgusting I find this. You "pro-choice" really are beyond belief. You want to have us believe that this issue is about a woman's right to choose. This is and always has been, about the taking of innocent human life.
Julian Savulescu, editor of the publication which posted the article, said Giubilini and Minerva had received death threats over the issue. Naturally, Savulescu is shocked and surprised. Imagine, writers advocating utilitarian murder being targeted for violence.
I, for one, would never advocate violence against these two, regardless how disgusted I am by their very existence; I know that as long as someone is alive, there is always the chance for redemption.
Kyrie Eleison, Christe Eleison, Kyrie Eleison.