“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”-Romans 1:22
Pro-life advocates have warned that the justifications for abortion could lead to the sanctioning of murder for children and the elderly. Now it appears those concerns were well founded.
The London Telegraph recently reported findings published in a British medical journal advocated the killing of babies in instances where the newborns would create an “unbearable burden on the family or society as a whole.”
The article, “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?,” written by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, Australian medical researchers, concluded that born babies have the same “moral status” as a fetus in that “both lack these properties that justify the attribution of a right to life as an individual.”
The authors advocated that “after-birth abortions” should be “permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”
The ‘slippery slope’ of ethical reasoning has raised concern among Christians and pro-life advocates.
“We continue to push reasoning further away from the moral absolute of valuing human life,” said Kathryn Creasy, international director of Children’s Ministries for the Church of God of Prophecy. “Killing fetuses isn’t permissible morally so therefore killing infants isn’t morally permissible either. At what age or moment in time will it be permissible to value and protect our children?”
The abortion industry currently claims the lives of 1.2 million babies annually in the United States. While that number has decreased from 1.9 million in 1990, pro-life advocates are determined to keep fighting until children, born and unborn, are valued and the abortion practice is outlawed.
-DeWayne Hamby, managing editor
White Wing Messenger