Posts Tagged ‘Infanticide’

After-birth abortion supported by 94% of Belgian doctors

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
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After-birth abortion or infanticide for babies with a disability is supported by more than 9 in 10 Belgian physicians surveyed, a shocking new research paper into abortion attitudes has revealed. A poll of healthcare professionals in Flanders, Belgium found 93.6% of physicians surveyed “agree that in the event of a serious (non-lethal) neonatal condition, administering Read more

China forces abortion and infanticide on Uyghurs

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Forced abortion and infanticide are being used to carry out China’s family planning policies, according to a former hospital worker in China’s Xinjiang province. Hospitals regularly force late-term abortions on Uyghur women and kill newborn Uyghur babies, says Hasiyet Abdulla, who presently lives in Turkey. Abdulla is one of many Uyghurs who have fled to Read more

No girls born in 132 Indian villages

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Reports suggesting no girls have been born in 132 villages in the small Himalayan state of Uttarakhand in the last three months are being investigated. About 400,000 people live in the state’s 550 villages and five towns. Some say the reason for the gender imbalance is clear. “No girl child was born for three months Read more

Woman who killed her new born son at convent gets 4 years

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

A Samoan woman who acknowledged she killed her new born son at a Washington convent where she was studying to become a nun was sentenced to four years in prison. Sosefina Amoa, 26, has said she didn’t know she was pregnant before she gave birth to a baby boy in her room at the Little Read more

Aspirant sister pleads guilty to killing her newborn infant

Friday, March 7th, 2014

A woman who had just begun a five month course with a view to entering religious life has accepted a plea agreement for voluntary manslaughter after killing her newborn infant in a convent in Washington DC last October. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to argue for a sentence between four and 10 years Read more

It’s a short step to abortion after birth

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Could infanticide become legal here in New Zealand? The state of Victoria gives us a clue. A coalition of feminist groups, politicians and leading doctors campaigned for the decriminalisation of the state’s abortion law. The Abortion Law Reform Act was passed by the state Parliament in October 2008. Two medical ethicists have put the case for Read more

It’s a girl – the three deadliest words in the world

Friday, May 10th, 2013

In 1985, Mary Anne Warren coined the term gendercide to refer to the ritual eradication of women and girls throughout the world. More recently, the heartbreaking film  It’s a Girl documents the effects of this practice on the numbers of girls and women in China and India. It makes for difficult viewing, particularly when confronted with the Read more

Bioethicists see infanticide as morally acceptable

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Several prominent bioethicists have come out in favour of infanticide in a leading medical journal. A special issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics contains 31 commentaries on infanticide from a range of ethicists, some arguing it can be a moral action; others maintaining that even suggesting it is a vile stain on academic integrity. Read more

Afterbirth abortion – the killing of the new born – should be permitted

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

A recently published article argues that since abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health, after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled because: 1. Both fetuses and newborns do Read more

Ethicists call for killing of newborns to be made legal

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

A leading British medical journal has published an article calling for the introduction of infanticide for social and medical reasons.

The article in the Journal of Medical Ethics, entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?” states in its abstract: “After-birth abortion (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”

The article, written by Alberto Giubilini of the University of Milan and Francesca Minerva of Melbourne University, argues that “foetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons” and consequently a law which permits abortion for certain reasons should permit infanticide on the same grounds.

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