The Spectator magazine this week published an article titled "A dangerous idea: The argument that 'after-birth abortions' are justifiable should concern us all." 

Author Dean Bertram argues that Australia must rethink its stance on abortion after bio-ethicists have claimed that parents should be allowed to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born. Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that newborn babies are not "actual person" and thus do not have a "moral right to life."

Giubilini and Minerva will be speaking this weekend at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney on 'A Foetus is Not a Person.' Bertram explores the danger in the ethicists' belief that after-birth abortion is just an extension of the already widely accepted practice of abortion, and makes a case for Australia to stand up for the right to life of all people; foetuses, newborns, the mentally and physically disabled. He asks us to examine the possible consequences for our society when life is no longer held sacred.

For more information and to read Bertram's article, click here.