Revisiting the “after-birth abortion” controversy

An expert on Jewish medical ethics says that the slippery slope is very real, no matter what some bioethicists may say. Editor’s note. This appeared at mercatornet.com In late February last year, two Italian academics working at Monash University in Australia flicked a match into a highly combustible pile of old abortion debates, caricatures of …

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After-birth abortion: “Malevolent apologetics”

By Dave Andrusko This is the last post of the week, so it will be relatively brief. That, however, is not a comment on its importance. We have written about “after-birth abortion” numerous times in 2012 and will again in the future. “Nursery Crimes: on the Move from Abortion to Infanticide” was written by Burnell …

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“There is nothing magical about passing through the birth canal that transforms it from a fetus into a person”

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. As we approach January 23, 2013, the 40th anniversary of Roe, we’ll continue to run articles from the past that we believe well illuminate the nature of our battle, particularly how the abortion cancer has metastasized. NRL News Today has covered the absolutely reprehensible case made for infanticide (dressed up …

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“There is nothing magical about passing through the birth canal that transforms it from a fetus into a person”

        By Dave Andrusko NRL News Today has covered the absolutely reprehensible case made for infanticide (dressed up as “after-birth abortion”) at great length. And we will again today. But why? Why, that is, beyond that the obvious fact that the case made by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva is massively wrong-headed …

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After-birth Abortion and the Ethics Community’s Descent Into Madness (Part I)

By Gerard M. Nadal In March of this year an article calling for the normalization of infanticide for any reason was published and created something of a stir. In the fluid dynamics of this election year, the malignancy of the article was quickly overtaken by other events, and it is worthy of a revisit in …

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Bioethicist and “After-birth abortion?

By Wesley J. Smith Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard is one of the best writers writing. Recently, he took on the “after birth abortion” controversy, which we have dealt with extensively, so no need to revisit the details. But he opens with one of the most scathing criticisms of bioethicists I have ever read.  …

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“Medical Ethics” and “After-Birth Abortion”

By Dave Andrusko Every time I’ve written about, or reprinted columns about, “after-birth abortion,” my inbox is flooded with responses. It’s not like pro-lifers hadn’t figured out that many “bioethicists” had spent decades cultivating the ground and planting the seeds for infanticide. Their indignation, rather, was not only that bioethicists Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva …

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“After-Birth Abortions”: in Hot Pursuit of Infanticide

By Dave Andrusko Put the following two items together and I suspect perhaps it might give pause to even the hardest hard-core pro-abortionist. First, you debate Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, the rough equivalent of Planned Parenthood. You pull out a timeline of fetal development, but no matter how mature …

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Premeditated Murder of Newborn Babies Justified As Morally Equivalent to Abortion

By U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) Late last month, two bioethicists—Dr. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva—published an outrageous “paper” in the Journal of Medical Ethics justifying the deliberate, premeditated murder of newborn babies during the first days and weeks after birth. Giubilini and Minerva wrote “when circumstances occur after birth that would have justified abortion, …

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The after-birth abortion advocates’ non-apology apology

By Wesley J. Smith   Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva created quite a ruckus when they proposed permitting “after-birth abortion” in a recent article in the Journal of Medical Ethics. To be sure, some of the reaction was too extreme. Death threats are never acceptable. But people had every right to push back hard against an …

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“After-Birth Abortion”: another step in the campaign to soften resistance to infanticide

By Dave Andrusko Not surprisingly, a there’s-no-difference-between-abortion-and-infanticide piece in a prominent bioethics journal continues to churn up a storm of passionate controversy. Today, as part of an ongoing series, National Right to Life News Today offers two more analyses of “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva which appeared …

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Following the logic: ‘After-birth abortion’

By Paul Stark A new article published in the Journal of Medical Ethics has already received a good deal of attention, and the title explains why: “After-Birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live?” Two Australia-based ethicists, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, argue that infanticide is morally permissible in the same circumstances as abortion (that is, …

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