Thursday, March 1, 2012

Read This If You Think Our Culture Would Never Allow Infanticide...

Peter Singer, an Australian Professor of Bioethics at Princeton, has long been the most vocal proponent of infanticide. His philosophy and worldview are firmly planted in utilitarianism, the view that you can determine the right course of action by following that which is most "useful". The problem is that it devalues human beings into objects for our own selfish "use". Thus, abortion is ok and it naturally will lead to the furthering of infanticide.

Two examples.

First - an article from the Journal of Medical Ethics, which argues that "after-birth abortion" is no different from a pre-birth abortion. In other words, you can kill your baby anytime you like. Here is a snip:
Both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a ‘person’ in the sense of ‘subject of a moral right to life’
Second - If that isn't disturbing enough, here is a video of a nonchalant conversation between Singer and atheist Richard Dawkins, who discuss infanticide as no big deal:


There is no more slippery slope. We are hitting the bottom of the hill.

Tip o' the hat to Fr. Dwight for the video.

1 comment:

SherryTex said...

We were channeling the same thoughts. I linked to your piece inside of mine.

The minute we decide human life is disposable and at the disposal of people in power, we are simply haggling about how much power is necessary in order to terminate anyone.