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By Alexander Higgins
February 28, 2012
A paper recently published in the Journal of Medical Ethics says that parents should have the right to kill their newborn infants because infants are not people.
A paper in the The Journal of Medical Ethics, an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers in medical ethics, argues that murdering newborn infants should be legalized.
The rational? “Infants are not people”.
After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?
Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue 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.
By Alberto Giubilini1, 2
and Francesca Minerva3,4Author Affiliations
1. Department of Philosophy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
2. Centre for Human Bioethics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
3. Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4. Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK
Correspondence to Dr Francesca Minerva, CAPPE, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributors AG and FM contributed equally to the manuscript.
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics
Originally posted by OmegaSynthesis
This is retarded, what kind of demon would come up with such trash and try to feed it to others? It's fcuking sickening.
Originally posted by Domo1
This is appalling news. Why limit it to fetuses? Whats next toddlers?
The journal is a philosophical journal. Therefore, any article that presents a logical argument and presents it in a professional format is going to be published. To not publish it simply because it's controversial would be committing intellectual dishonesty and spit in the face of why professional journals are published in the first place.