- Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad
why should the baby live?
Department of Philosophy,
University of Milan
Centre for Human Bioethics,
Monash University, Melbourne
Centre for Applied Philosophy
and Public Ethics, University of
Oxford Uehiro Centre for
Practical Ethics, Oxford
Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do nothave anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showingthat (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.
Published Online First 23 February 2012 Journal of Medical Ethics
"An international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers in medical ethics"
Newsarticle- Daily Mail
After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?
Let´s hope this is a clever hoax