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Monday, February 24, 2014

"After birth abortion" considered viable option

In an article nearly two-years passed, a pair of Australian philosophers argue that killing a newborn child within a certain time frame should be considered an ethical and viable form of abortion. Posting in the Journal of Medical Ethics, they coin the phrase 'after birth abortion' stating, “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.”

Recent attention has been drawn to this due to a member of the mainstream media discovering it, and reaction has been strong, with both of the article's authors having received death threats since the article was first published. While pro-life supporters have obviously demonstrated disgust, the vast majority of those in the pro-choice movement have also sided against the idea.

That noted, a few have asserted that this is merely a logical extension of the existing arguments, reflecting the eugenics-based philosophies of pro-choice purveyor Margaret Sanger. This being the case, they suggest the 'after birth abortion' theory should be owned by they who support unrestricted 'abortion-on-demand' access, for it fits into the narrative they themselves have created.

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