We tried to warn you about the slippery slope. We told you that one day, abortionists would deem it acceptable to murder infants after birth. You laughed at us and called us hysterical. Well, now, my friends, the slope has been slipped.

According to medical ethicists at Oxford University, recently published an article called “After-Birth Abortion: Why Should the Baby Live” in the Journal of Medical Ethics. The article argues that newborns are “morally irrelevant” and “not actual persons.” Rather it describes newborns as “potential persons” and therefore is not entitled to “a moral right to life.”

The article clarifies by claiming that personhood applies only to 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.”

The article continues with the fact that 36% of Down’s Syndrome cases in Europe are diagnosed before birth. Then, the writers argue that if a child is born unexpectedly disabled, there is “no choice for the parents but to keep the child.”

The article then states “To bring up such a child might be an unbearable burden on the family and society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.”

So basically, we have bioethics professors at arguably the most prestigious university in Europe arguing for eugenics. These are the people that are teaching our future doctors, nurses and a multitude of other professions in the medical and biological fields.

The article has since been taken down due to criticism, and according to The Telegraph, the writers have even received death threats for their post.

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Mark Jennings is a student at the University of Arizona. He has a passion for politics and political leadership and has attended conferences with Turning Point USA, the American Conservative Union and the Jeff Utsch Foundation. Mark is also the secretary and a founding member of Turning Point USA at the University of Arizona.


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