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Ethicists Argue Killing Newborn Babies Should Be Allowed

In an article by Paul Joseph Watson called "Ethicists Argue Killing Newborn Babies Should Be Allowed" he talks about how two bioethicists, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva maintain that newborn children don't have any right to life and if so desired could be killed without penalty. The direct quote out of their paper states, "killing a newborn should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.” Watson brings to light the fact that other areas of the world such as China, India and Pakistan practice infanticide. He implies the question that if others do it, does it make it right? 

I believe the answer to that question is absolutely not. Our own Declaration of Independence states that everyone has the right to "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This was in response to a tyrannical government trying to control the early colonies, our infant nation if you will. The issue here is that newborn children don't have a voice or the ability to defend themselves. The biggest point that Watson made was this, if we decide that children don't have a right to life, where will the line be drawn? Who is to say then whether or not you or I have a right to life?


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