A post from the Telegraph last week:
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say
Finally, I agree with the experts on something. Killing a baby is no different morally than abortion. We still disagree on an important part, though. I don’t think abortion or killing a baby* is ok. They do.
You might be asking yourself how they rationalize away murder, but it’s easy to understand. Once you dispense with God as the source and the authority behind what is moral, you can talk yourself into anything.
There are some gems in the article:
“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.”
As such they argued it was “not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense”.
Note the strategy is to always play with definitions. Murder is killing a person, so they try to change what we consider a person. The claim is that a baby won’t know what he is missing if you kill him while he’s a newborn. The same could be said of a person in a coma or even a sleeping person. He won’t know what he will miss when he wakes up if he never wakes up. If they’re not a person, it isn’t murder. Note the PETA slogan: A dog is a pig, is a rat, is a boy. They’re trying to elevate animals to the moral level of humans by lowering humans.
They preferred to use the phrase “after-birth abortion” rather than “infanticide” to “emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus”.
Again, the leftist atheist* attack on language. You can tell when someone wants to justify something horrible when they try to dress up the terminology. Pro abortion=Pro choice. Just don’t make the wrong choice, fundy.
“To bring up such children might be an unbearable burden on the family and on society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.”
This is one reason why communism is a bad idea. When the state has a financial interest in your children they may take an unhealthy interest in their life. They control even who lives and who dies. It also shows why you should never let an atheist have power. They have no moral foundation. Killing babies can easily go from permissible to a requirement, based on something as nebulous as the definition of “unbearable burden”. That’s how they’ve racked up such a large body count. Free helicopter rides for commies.
Most of us have heard an idiot atheist* claim that they are more moral than Christians. Of course they are. When you have no moral foundation, you are free to reject any moral standards that you don’t agree with. It’s pretty easy to be perfect when you make it up as you go along. Keep in mind that you aren’t allowed the same liberties, bigot.
*but I repeat myself.
Planned Parenthood and feminists have tried so hard at every opportunity they get to fight the idea of any protections for unborn. IIRC, one of the biggest fights (which they lost I believe) was when politicians gave the unborn the legal protection of being considered a murder victim if the mom was in the third trimester, or just simply intended to keep the baby. This was after the Peterson case in Cali I believe. That was where they found the dead wife and the unborn baby which had all been dumped into the bay by the murderous husband.
It has long been a tactic of war to dehumanize the opponent in that war. Well, we have been in a real war since the early 70’s when Roe was made law of the land. So dehumanizing babies is simply the tactic that PP chooses. Remember how furiously they fought against requiring sonograms? You cannot lie a woman into an abortion, when she can see that it is a lot more than a blob. I have also had a long and horrifying suspicion that one of the reasons they push abortion on women who supposedly carry a DS baby is the sale of baby parts. That would also explain all the incorrect diagnoses when a woman still keeps the baby and it is born healthy instead of with DS. Those babies were targeted for their body parts by the ghouls who work for PP.
Sorry for the length, but this is something I feel strongly about. Maybe you could talk Nate into a posting someday on his 4 on 1 combat with the writers of his local paper when he was in Tennessee. I read that on that paper’s website and that was the most awesome battle ever. Those fools had no idea who they were dealing with, and Nate administered a shellacking that lasted for days afterwards.