Here we are, folks – we’ve reached the tipping point. Seems brilliant medical ethicists linked to the highly esteemed Oxford University have decided that killing a live-born infant is “no different from abortion.” The eggheads, who obviously have no problem with feticide, have finally concluded: “Parents should be allowed to have their babies killed because newborns are ‘morally irrelevant.'”
A recent article by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics entitled After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live? The article shared the opinion that “newborn babies are not ‘actual persons’ and do not have a ‘moral right to life.'”
These two demonically-inspired minds concluded that what they call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is permissible. What ethicists Guibilini and Minerva are actually describing is an abortion extension. If one misses the chance to dispose of a baby prior to birth, the murder permission slip should still apply after the baby is born.
Taking the legalized horror of abortion a step further, Giubilini and Minerva have come to what they perceive to be a principled conclusion that “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.”
Therefore, babies are still killable after birth because, according to fiends disguised as so-called medical ethicists, “rather than being ‘actual persons,’ newborns are just ‘potential persons.'” The dastardly duo argued that “We take a ‘person’ to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such as that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to her.” That means suffocating or drowning an infant should be able to be done without a hint of struggle from the ‘potential person’ being deprived of air.
Moreover, Guibilini and Minerva stand by the opinion that most people agree that disabled people are ‘less than human’ and certainly without question do not have a right to life.
Thus if by some chance a parent doesn’t know before birth that their offspring is imperfect, once it’s born that parent should certainly be allowed deliver the infant over to death. According to the after-birth abortion authors, only 64% of Down’s syndrome cases are diagnosed prior to delivery, which means 36% of the remaining children should fall into the ‘kill a newborn’ classification.
And therein is the crux of the matter; according to the unethical ethicists, “To bring up [imperfect] children might be an unbearable burden on the family and on society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.” Rest assured, granting Mom and Dad the ‘choice’ to kill a viable human being paves the way in the future for society to make similar ‘choices’ to preserve the common good.
Maybe for their next scholarly article the ethicists could argue on behalf of how the concept of ‘actual persons’ versus ‘potential persons’ could also be applied to the elderly and the infirm and how, in addition to newborn babies, if need be, after-birth abortion could also be administered at any stage of life.
Guibilini, a former visiting student at Cambridge University, and Minerva, a former research associate with the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, didn’t argue that some “baby killings were more justifiable than others – their fundamental point was that, morally, there was no difference to abortion as already practiced.” In other words, these two are equal opportunity baby killers.
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