Family Current Events – Disturbing Changes…

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Let me begin by saying that this is probably one of the most controversial things I will ever bring up here, but I feel I must say something. At first I read this article and I thought, there is no way people could do these things… there is no way that human beings could even imagine allowing a world where this was acceptable. And then my husband had said…. we already have…. with a heavy heart I had to agree. We’ve already begun down the road…

An Article in the Journal of Medical Ethics says that newborn babies do not have the ‘moral right to life’. That killing infants should be considered no more than after-birth abortion.

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.

After reading that article and one published by telegraph.co.uk I am just exhausted in concern of where our world is heading. Where did we lose our moral instinct? Setting all religiousness aside, this should seep into our skin as completely, without question, wrong. Where did our fight for the right to our bodies bring us? This has all gone so far. Long ago we were in an age where we could not make choices, we were unequal and we were ignorant of many things. But we aren’t ignorant anymore, we have our equal rights, we can make choices better or worse than everyone else… why would we want to take it to a place where it would even be close to something such as infanticide?

Most people would turn away from this, most of us would say “this would never happen” – so did I, but the question has already begun. Instead I hope we all keep our eyes open for ways we can end this horrid seed that will ultimately bring ruin to the very fabric of our society – possibly our humanity. I fear for the world my children are growing into and this isn’t what I expected would be waiting for them.

These are my opinions based on actual news, articles and or happenings that concern families. 

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Amanda is a stay-at-home Mom of two boys, a teen and a tot. She loves to share stories, talk about education, movies, books and coffee. A big supporter of community building and outreach, Amanda shares many activities, entertainment and events in her local area of St. Louis.

Comments

  1. Kat of EmKatCreations says:

    Wow… Even as a woman who is pro-choice (and my choice would be life) this is really out there. I really hope it’s a hoax.

  2. Sharisse Lopez says:

    I am pro-choice and I’m going to go on record saying even the idea of this is disgusting. My views on abortion situations vary, but I’m pretty sure newborns are children and killing one is murder. Obviously…

  3. Susan D says:

    I believe in pro-choice but I can’t agree with newborns being treated as a life! I have heard that in years past if a disabled child was born the nurses would feed it full fat milk which would cause it to die. I don’t know if it’s true or not but if it is true it has been done previously. this doesn’t make it right. Saying that I also don’t believe in prolonging life for the sake of life. If you don’t put down an animal in pain and dying then you are breaking the law but it is ok to have a human being in pain and forcing them to live on. The only choice we have over here is to starve to death. If you have a child that cannot communicate, cannot understand, cannot move and spends there life just watching everyone else not being able to do anything or express how they feel is this right? Who are we keeping alive for who?

  4. @Susan D Have you heard of the Hoyt family? Here’s their website. http://www.teamhoyt.com/ The parents were told that their son would most definitely never be able to communicate or even understand anyone. Their doctors pushed them to institutionalize their son. They chose otherwise and this is where they are now. The father and son have an incredible relationship and if it weren’t for loving parents who weren’t dissuaded by doctors this remarkable man could be withering away in an institution or under this idea of killing disabled babies never could have experienced any of this. And this child also saved his fathers life. I tend to see this as a honorable choice that benefit both parties. Just some food for thought, even when doctors were 100% this life would have been wasted, it wasn’t and I don’t think it should have been ended. How many Rick Hoyts would be lost if disabled babies were regularly killed?

  5. jayedee says:

    sadly, in this country at least, a precedent has been set. back in the early 80s there was the case of ‘baby doe’ a down’s syndrome baby that was ‘allowed’ to die without intervention. (in spite of public outcry and a long line of folks BEGGING to adopt)
    the accounting was truly horrific as the baby dehydrated and it’s body systems shut down one at a time. it’s little eyes were frozen open as it was too dehydrated to blink, yet it was denied the comfort of simple saline eye drops.
    Roe v Wade, indeed put us on a slippery slope and all the rationalization in the world cannot and will not make it right

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