anonymous:

I just learned about after-birth abortion this week and I think it’s one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard. However, the fact that even pro-choicers denounce it, I think, seems to show the weakness of their argument. If it’s not acceptable to kill a child out of the womb, why is it acceptable to kill the child in the womb?

cultureshift:

One of the many problems associated with killing children while awaiting their birth is the fear that someday being born won’t be enough. This fear is already taking root:

I don’t buy this argument, in part because I agree with Furedi that something profound changes at birth: The woman’s bodily autonomy is no longer at stake. But I also think that the value of the unborn human increases throughout its development. Furedi rejects that view, and her rejection doesn’t stop at birth. As she explained in our debate last fall, “There is nothing magical about passing through the birth canal that transforms it from a fetus into a person.”

Abortion is a cancer of the mind. It is a cancer that is attacking our humanity and devolving the progress our species has made across the spectrum of human rights. The last frontier of human rights is the cultural acceptance of the right of all human beings to live as equals, regardless of which side of the cervix they happen to find themselves on.

Whether prenatal or neonatal, the act of killing an innocent human being threatens our sense of right and wrong. It threatens our values, our humanity, and our very lives.

Posted by cultureshift

A plea to win the hearts of those who choose to dehumanize our development and undermine our right to live.

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