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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Clarity at Last

From the Telegraph:
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.

The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.
Of course this is utterly appalling (although methinks the "medical ethicists" are being deliberately provocative so to gin up debate and draw attention to themselves; they will certainly succeed). Still, in a perverse way, a great service for abortion foes has been rendered by the medical ethicists by their brutally giving the lie to abortion proponents' assertion the issue is a matter of a "woman's right to choose" or "control over her body." The report strips away such euphemistic twaddle and lays out the argument bare: Resolved: it is morally acceptable to kill unwanted children, in or out of the womb.

Perhaps we will now see more clarity in the abortion debates.

Thanks to Justin Martyr.

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