That’s the title of a recent blog post by Wesley Smith. http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism/347188/bioethics-hates-light Smith’s post is a comment on the continuing controversy about the infamous article (by Guibilini and Minerva) in the Journal of Medical Ethics defending after-birth abortion–or infanticide. The article caused a firestorm, and is now the subject of a special issue of the Journal of Medical […]
Archive for the ‘infanticide’ Category
Here is a link to an interesting essay in the Washington Post by Charles C. Camosy. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/guest-voices/post/is-infanticide-madness/2012/06/14/gJQAnT8RcV_blog.html (Here is Wesley Smith commenting on Camosy’s essay.http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/06/25/treating-infanticide-respectfully-makes-it-respectable/) Camosy begins by noting the controversy over the article on “after-birth abortion.” He mentions that the Journal of Medical Ethics, where the original article appeared, is going to publish an issue devoted to infanticide […]
Along with Joe Varacalli and Michael Coulter, I had the privilege of co-editing the 3rd volume of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. The original 2 volumes were published in 2007 (Steve Krason was the 4th co-editor of those volumes). Here are a couple of links to volume 3. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780810882669 and http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Catholic-Social-Thought-Science/dp/0810882663/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1 […]
That’s the title of an excellent article by Andrew Ferguson.http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/declaring-war-newborns_633421.html?page=1 Ferguson critiques the recent article on “After-birth abortion” that has caused such a stir. See http://www.uffl.org/blog/2012/02/27/article-in-journal-of-medical-ethics-supports-infanticide/ Richard M.
Here is a link to an article in the National Right to Life News discussing an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics supporting infanticide. http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/ethicists-give-thumbs-up-to-infanticide/ According to the JME article, since newborns are only “potential persons” they don’t have moral value. Here is commentary from Dave Andrusko, http://www.nationalrighttolifenews.org/news/2012/02/infanticide-why-not/ and Wesley Smith. http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/secondhandsmoke/2012/02/25/killing-baby-non-persons-all-grist-for-bioethics-mill/ UPDATE: Here is […]
Here is the LifeSiteNews story about a stunning case in Canada. http://www.lifesitenews.com/judge-rules-no-jail-time-for-infanticide-because-canada-accepts-abortion.html In 2005, a 19 year old woman gave birth to a baby and then killed the newborn. After several failed efforts to prosecute her for 2d degree murder, she was convicted of the lesser charge of infanticide. The judge gave her a suspended sentence, […]