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Post-Birth Abortions: An Idea That’s Gaining Ground on Campus

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The inevitable result of the West’s cultural drift

 

If the fetus does not have the same claim to life as a person, it appears that the newborn baby does not either, and the life of a newborn baby is of less value to it than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee is to the nonhuman animal ("Practical Ethics").

While a growing acceptance of “post-birth abortion” — infanticide, even up to five years of age — among college students is indeed alarming, it should not be surprising. After all, the intellectual framework justifying infanticide has been a staple of university courses in bioethics for decades.  

And while they make take time to surface, ideas, as the saying goes, have consequences.

Gene Tarne is a senior analyst with the Charlotte Lozier Institute (lozierinstitute.org). He has been involved with the life issues for over 20 years. 

 
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