‘After-birth abortion’ is logically sound: that’s why it will boost the pro-life movement

A paper in the Journal of Medical Ethics, entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?”, argues that killing a newborn baby should be “permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled”. #Hat-tip: Catholic Herald.#

The authors of this paper, Alberto Giubilini of the University of Milan and Francesca Minerva of Melbourne University, argue that “both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons”. Secondly, they say that “the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant”. Thirdly, they write that “adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people”.

In summary – and it really is this brutal – newborn babies are not actual people, ergo killing them is not immoral.

Now Julian Savulescu, the Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, is complaining that the authors – both leading ethicists – have received “personally abusive correspondence”, most of which is anonymous, “threatening their lives and personal safety”.

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3 thoughts on “‘After-birth abortion’ is logically sound: that’s why it will boost the pro-life movement

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