Monday, March 05, 2012

Medical Ethicists. Really????????
So I guess the question of whether abortion is ethical has been settled already and we're moving on to big and better targets.

Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

"Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to Oxford University has argued.................."

“We take ‘person’ to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to her.”

As such they argued it was “not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense”.

The authors therefore concluded 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”.

There's more, but I can't take it.

Perhaps the most compelling case they make, that is unstated here, is the case where proponents of killing normal healthy babies have self selected themselves into a group where "Retroactive Abortion" is equally ethical.

These people are monsters and should be treated as such.

Gratuitous Picture for a Monday Morning-


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