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.