Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.Now what's particularly interesting about this is really this article makes the same argument a Christian does. And that is: nothing miraculous happens to the baby (i.e. its becoming a human) simply because it passes out of the the womb and in to the world.
The conclusion drawn is the same as the Christians. They argue, there really is no moral difference in killing a baby right after it is born than there is in killing one right before it's born.
The difference is in the conclusion drawn, the article states there is therefore certain circumstances where it would be appropriate to kill the baby just after birth. Medical Ethics have finally agreed with us. If life has no value then killing is really of no consequence. There is also no point (post conception) where a life inherently gains value and is therefore more valuable than it was previously.
The difference is in how we live out this value. If there is no point at which the baby gains value then killing should never be morally wrong. The writer of this article thus does not live out his worldview if he is ever opposed to murder.
But the Christian believes that life, because it is a unique creation of God, has an inherent value. Therefore, if killing is ever wrong, the conclusion can be carried backwards that it is always wrong. Even when still in the womb.
Fascinating how blind we are apart from Christ. Shockingly fascinating. Although I almost find myself wondering if the writer of this article was a Christian and was going for shock value to make his point. Well played if so.