by: Jonathan Benson
(NaturalNews) Since abortion on-demand is legal throughout most of the First World, the next logical step in the minds of some of the world’s pseudo-intellectual elite is to legalize the murder of babies after they are born as well. A new article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics (JME) suggests that parents should be able to choose whether or not they want to murder their children after birth because these tiny individuals apparently do not yet possess a “moral right to life,” and are thus not actually “persons.”
Alberto Giubilini, from The University of Milan, and Francesca Minerva, a post-doctoral fellow at The University of Melbourne‘s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics make their case in a paper entitled After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? that if abortion is legal, then infanticide should be legal. And this argument is based on their philosophical assessment that the two forms of murder are virtually the same thing from an ethical perspective.
“Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health,” write the authors in their abstract. “[T]he 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.”