Whilst rogue Australian ‘ethicist’ Peter Singer of Princeton University has long advocated the killing of babies after birth, this has had little support until now.

Last week academics from Italy who have an association with Melbourne universities published an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics entitled “After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?”

They argue that newborn and unborn babies are “not persons” and should be allowed to be killed for all the same reasons we allow abortion, including when there is a healthy mother and healthy baby.

It is hard to fault their logic. While abortion on demand is practiced and paid for by all of us through Medicare and accepted by the populace, why not allow it after birth?

As the slippery slope gets slipperier, they don’t specify where they would draw the line.

“In cases where the after-birth abortion were requested for non-medical reasons, we do not suggest any threshold, as it depends on the neurological development of newborns, which is something neurologists and psychologists would be able to assess,” they say.

Everyone should read the article.

Bill Muehlenberg of the Culture Watch blog has some excellent insights which help make further sense of the craziness that we have come to: Infanticide Again.