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.
The article follows alleged instances of sex-selective abortions throughout Britain raising alarm concerning the application of the 1967 Abortion Act.
Lord Alton, co-chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pro-Life Group, said that infanticide was the “chilling and unassailable” logical step for a society that permits killing a baby one day before birth.
He said: “That the Journal of Medical Ethics should give space to such a proposition illustrates not a slippery slope, but the quagmire into which medical ethics and our wider society have been sucked.
“Personal choice has eclipsed the sacredness, or otherness, of life itself. It is profoundly disturbing, indeed shocking, to see the way in which opinion-formers within the medical profession have ditched the traditional belief of the healer to uphold the sanctity of human life for this impoverished and inhumane defence of child destruction.
“It has been said that a country which kills its own children has no future. That’s true. And a country which accepts infanticide or the killing of a little girl or a little boy because of their gender, the killing of a baby because of a disability, or the killing of a child because it is inconvenient, the wrong shape, or the wrong colour, also forfeits its right to call itself civilised.”
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'The Pink Pagoda' the strategy that's gaining victory
It’s a story of intrigue and secrets, life-or-death decisions, murders and the wrong side of the law, and it’s all true.
It is the story of Dr. Jim Garrow, described by some as an accidental hero who, to date, is credited with saving the lives of 40,000 Chinese girls.
Garrow’s story, told in “The Pink Pagoda,” is being released in just days.
It was along about 2000 when Garrow, the fantastically successful chief of the Bethune Institute’s popular Pink Pagoda schools in China, one day found his assistant weeping.
Human Events reports the woman told how her sister’s husband was insisting that the couple’s newborn daughter be smothered – to make way for a son under China’s one-child policy.
Garrow promised the help and was able to place the infant in an adoption agency.
It didn’t take long for his success to become known, and his help to be sought, since then he’s spent some $31 million of his own money to divert the trail of death that China creates with its limits on children.
Published by WND Books, his new book “The Pink Pagoda” offers the tale of one man’s dedication to China’s newborn girls and his compassion for their lives.
Risking his family, his employees, deep-cover Chinese intelligence assets and his own safety to save girls, one at a time, from the clutches of death, Garrow illustrates the power of God to shape lives and influence others to fight injustices around the world.
“You should also know that I am considered a criminal by those who consider the work I do to be ‘human trafficking,’” said Garrow.
His work involves letting word spread to Chinese families that their baby girls are wanted by couples around the globe.
He facilitates the transfer of a newborn from family to adoption agency, even though giving up babies for adoption is illegal in China, Human Events said.
For his efforts in “human trafficking,” Garrow was nominated for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, which eventually was won by Barack Obama.
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