Liberals Debate To Introduce ‘After-Birth Abortions’ as Newborns ‘Are Not Persons’

(In the U.S. there are efforts in 2016 to hold accountable those abortionists who are known to have left viable babies to die or expedited their death after failed abortion. It's supposed to be illegal. Is there any doubt these doctors are not interested in the laws they don't deem reasonable? The woman did, in fact, desire a dead baby so why shouldn't she be granted a dead baby?

This issue is at a tipping point, and the responsibility rests on the shoulders of the majority of people. Our politicians are a disaster, does anyone doubt? But the fact that a conversation is even allowed without great protest is our fault. All the same, I pray for strong, clear thinking leaders to bring us together in effective action, for the sake of future generations.

The article below links to a 2012 article at The Blaze. Depending on the efforts currently underway, this conversation will be picked up in the U.S. very soon.)


Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.”

The two are quick to note that they prefer the term “after-birth abortion” as opposed to “infanticide.”

The circumstances, the authors state, where after-birth abortion should be considered acceptable include instances where the newborn would be putting the well-being of the family at risk.

This means a newborn whose family (or society) that could be socially, economically or psychologically burdened or damaged by the newborn should have the ability to seek out an after-birth abortion.

On this point, the authors write:

Both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a ‘person’ in the sense of ‘subject of a moral right to life’. 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.

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