Mothers, your new born Baby has no right to life.

At least, that’s what some “experts” say. Yes, the Telegraph has published an article which includes expert ‘ethicists’ stating things like:

“The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.”

and

“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. We take ‘person’ to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to her.”

You can read the full article by clicking here.

Now, let’s take a step back. Obviously, being tied to the EU means that every human has a right to life, therefore there isn’t any imminent threat of newborn babies being killed off.

BUT history tells us that this could very well be the case within a matter of years, maybe sooner depending on political power, those in influential roles within society and so on.

Therefore it’s important that we highlight and tackle the issue now.

This is just a small snippet from the article:

The authors therefore concluded 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”.

They also argued that parents should be able to have the baby killed if it turned out to be disabled without their knowing before birth, for example citing that “only the 64 per cent of Down’s syndrome cases” in Europe are diagnosed by prenatal testing.

Once such children were born there was “no choice for the parents but to keep the child”, they wrote.

For all of you who are very much pro-choice out there, this is the extremity to which such a position could lead to.

Hear me now- I’m not judging any of you who are pro choice, and I am definitely NOT saying that you all hold to this view.

But, the problem is that once the goalposts are widened, the question arises as to when we should actually stop widening those goal posts.

As I’ve said, the reality of this happening is absolutely minimal, but even the fact of knowing that some people in our country even think this to be permissible and even beneficial sends shivers down my spine.

If, for example this actually became legal in the UK, how long would it be before people started killing off children who weren’t newborns, because of illness? How long would it be before those with Alzheimer’s or dementia were wiped off the face of this planet, because they couldn’t recall life events, personal experiences and so on? How long would it be before countless individuals were gotten rid of for reasons such as memory failure, learning difficulty, or disability?

It’s a disgusting thought and can only be likened to that of what happened in a Nazi concentration camp or the disgusting experiments carried out on thousands of children in the death camps.

No. Whilst this may not be actual law, it is a mindset that some are taking. And it’s a mindset that has provoked the media to act. It is a mindset that comes from a selfish desire to keep number one the priority, without any regard for others, yet wrapped up in a ‘it’s all for the best’ disguise.

For all the unborn, for all the new born, for all the living children and adults in this world, our bodies were made and are being made to say these words from Psalm 139:

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.

 

Are you going to be a voice for the voiceless?

What questions does this article raise? Is there anyone who thinks that we should be allowed to kill new born babies?

Speak up!

 

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about

  • Dean, interesting take on this vital issue. Have you managed to read the full paper that the article is about? It’s chilling, though really continuing themes that have been in discussion for years. I read it and reread it and have now blogged on it as well. Thanks for posting too mate! http://admiralcreedy.blogspot.com/2012/03/slippery-slopes-dodgy-assumptions-and.html

    • I read quite a bit of it, but it upset me to be honest! Just saw your blog in it – very insightful. 🙂 Thanks for contributing, matey!

  • Eva

    This is ridiculous. I’m pro-choice, but to a very very limited degree, i.e, I’m okay with the morning after pill or abortion within the first couple of weeks, but I’m uneasy with anything else. The idea that there isn’t much difference between a newborn and a fetus still in the womb is exactly what swayed me to be so conservative about it. I can’t believe that people – “ethicist” – are using this same idea to endorse “after birth abortions.” It should be the other way around. Once the baby is born it is a person with every right to life, and because the fetus very quickly develops into a very tiny baby, it should also have those same rights.

    terrible terrible terrbile