MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 03/03/2012 ( 39 moms have responded )
The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. Or when it is healthy. Just as pro-abortionists and pro-choice advocats may say a fetus is charcterized, not a "person" only a "potential person".
OK, this was posted earlier but was closed for personal reason of the poster. I find it very interesting and NO it is not because of any reason other than understanding how the paper was devised. It is a philosophical approach, nothing more, nothing less. It does not mean the ethical philosophers agree with their arguement, they are simply presenting information that relates to fetal abortion and post-birth abortion.
I for one am pro-life, anti-abortion. I do not agree with abortion as a whole. I do feel if a mother will potentially die from pregnancy, that is an exception to the rule. After reading the below information and truly thinking about it, I have come to realize I may need to re-think how I feel in regards to a seriously ill fetus/newborn. When I say serious, I do not include those such as DS, or limb loss. I am talking extreme, serious, complicated illnesses. Such as Tay Sach disease. That will only leave the child to suffer until it's death at an early age. I am still on the fence with that though, so, don't jump down my throat. ;)
"What these young colleagues are spelling out is what would be the inevitable end point of a road that ethical philosophers in the States and Australia have all been treading for a long time and there is certainly nothing new."
After, reading the below articles. Realize that they can go either way. They can either inhance a pro-choice/pro-abortion mind set, simply by the thorough explanation of the characteristics of a fetus/newborn. It can also provide a better footing for me, a pro-lifer. Since post-abortion can be seen as inhumane just as fetal abortion is to some, such as me. Give it an unbiased approach when you read. Then see where you stand after letting it sink in. ;)
Yes, this is a debate but not on your inner-most feelings. It is on the philosophical idea's presented. No personal attacks. Keep it real people. Give your opinion but don't undermind another's opinion. I am interested in how each of you view the idea's persented in the articles. I understand we all have our opinion on the abortion subject, that is fine. It is a very sensitive topic.