“If abortion is permissible, infanticide should be permissible,” – says Oxford U ethicist


Yep, you read that correctly.  In a way he, Julian Savulescu has a point.  Since there is little difference between a human person right before birth and a human person right after birth, then after-birth abortions should be permissible.  The only difference between the two individuals is a few moments age difference and the change in scenery/environment.

Unfortunately Julian isn’t making that point.  He is arguing in defense of an article by his ethicist comrades, After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? which is a paper defending the act of infanticide.  To read the full article click here.

Instead of arguing that born babies should be killed since preborn babies are being killed, why not the other way around?  Since it is illegal to kill born babies and since there isn’t really any difference between a born baby and a preborn baby, then killing preborn babies should be illegal as well? Why do the liberal ethicists take things toward death and killing and not life and protection?

Julian goes on to defend his right to publish his colleagues’ paper, but supposedly not defending their position on infanticide.  The rest of his article is calling out the opposition mail he received calling it “hate mail.”

Julian really doesn’t get it, does he?  Of course people are upset.  He just published a paper endorsing infanticide.  If this world had infanticide on demand like many countries have abortion on demand, how many more millions of innocent children would be slaughtered in the name of “choice?”

This is insanity!  Everyone is entitled to their opinion but we must not allow this way of thinking to pervade our society and enshrine itself into law one day.

Thoughts?

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4 Responses to “If abortion is permissible, infanticide should be permissible,” – says Oxford U ethicist

  1. Ticia Barnes says:

    I have thought that this way of thinking would continue to become more and more dominate as the value of human life continues to decrease.

    • Gabrielle (a one girl revolution) says:

      That may be true but it doesn’t have to continue to decrese. My generation is just begaining to be able to vote ( I voted for the first time yesterday! =D) and we can and will make a difference!

      • AMEN!

  2. Shannon M. says:

    I saw that article a few days ago, and I actually thought it was fantastic. This might get “normal people” (i.e. uneducated pro-abort masses) to THINK. The vast majority will not condone infanticide, but it is an indication of the direction morality is heading. On the flip side, it’s disgusting to think of all of the radicals who will actually suport this. I would hope that these so-called “ethicists” would instantly lose all their credibility, but I know that won’t happen… merely because they are liberals.

    I really, really liked “Why do the liberal ethicists take things toward death and killing and not life and protection?” Spot on. It clearly said what I was thinking. We can only hope that somebody out there will go the opposite direction.

    When the huge stink about contraceptives hit the news a few weeks back, Dad had the same reaction. He hoped it would get some conservatives to question what oral bc actually does. BC, now infanticide… Perhaps this is self-destruct mode? Unlikely, but here’s hoping.

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