After-Birth Abortion?

Did you know that some liberal “scholars” published an article in a supposedly reputable journal suggesting that it should be just as permissible to kill a newborn baby as it is to kill an unborn child?  What will this journal publish next?  An argument for killing Jews?  For reinstating slavery?  Our abortion culture is creating a world where what should be unthinkable is being actively debated in the “best” of publications.

I know that I’m sensitive to questions about whether life is “worth living” or “worth protecting” even when babies are disabled or moms face challenges.  After all, my brother is disabled, and I was a teenage mom.  But I’d hope and expect that even the people who dislike me, who dislike my beliefs, and who dislike my family can unite in believing that it’s a shame that at least a few members of our cultural elite have lost all respect for vulnerable human life, and it’s a further shame that a widely-read journal gave them a platform for their hate.

  • Bower

    Oh, and I forgot to add prolife by definition

  • Bekah Young

    I think it’s a disgusting idea! I cannot believe how people do not value a life anymore! I am with you on this one Bristol!

  • Suzann

    To all of you who feel a child with severe birth defects should have their life ended – I hope that you NEVER have a child with a severe birth defect that makes life impossible for that child. in 1979 I had twins; one was a healthy 4.5 pound little girl, her brother was 5.7 pounds and brain dead. We had been blessed with 4 children who were living before the twins were born and because we knew that Nicholas was not going to live a normal life we made the hard decision to hold and love him as long as we could before we let him go home where he could run and play and be normal – we had 34 minutes with both our newborns, he never opened his eyes, he never cried, he never moved but he was in hearts immediately. Our older children (13 and 12) and the grandparents and aunts and uncles were in the room with us, they got to hold both babies, bond with them and bless Nicholas when he went home with Jesus. And yes the cameras were flashing like crazy so that we have memories of the twins together for that short period of time which I look at often. Some may say we “let” him die, We did nothing of the kind, we ALLOWED him to go to his home with Jesus and to live a life that all parents want for their children. If at ANY time he had shown ANY hope of living any life at all we would have gone to the ends of the earth to give him that hope, it wasn’t to be. Nicholas was our third child to die as a newborn (within 12 hours of birth), daughter #2 and daughter #3 were on every life support possible in the early 1970′s, we knew from the beginning that the chances that they would survive were slim due to underdevolped lungs and that birth defects, blindness due to concentrated oxygen, were very possible if either did survive. We lived in a city with a large teaching/children’s hospital and everything that could be done was done and in today’s world both would have lived and probably had no problems, but not in that era. It KILLS me to hear people say that those of us who have to make the horrible and gut wrenching decision to let our child die are quilty of killing our child – that is so far from the truth for most of us that I see red and am furious when that is said and that is what I am told I did. Thirty three years later I KNOW I did the right thing, I KNOW that when son #3 died 5 years ago he was greeted by not only his grandparents but also his brother and sisters and they all had a joyful reunion – I believe that because of my faith – just as I know when their dad died 4 years ago he joined his children to watch over all of us that are still here on earth. Obviously I am very opinionated on this subject – I do not agree with abortion unless the mother’s life is in defiante danger and even then I have doubts and questions. Instead of killing your unborn child, go through with your pregnancy and after seeing that little face that you created, if you still want nothing to do with her/him, then give that baby to a loving home with parents who wll love her/him regardless of any conditions. I agree with Bristol, who I admire for being the parent she is when there were options she could have taken, the same as her parents made their choice with Tripp, any publication or group who has this low opinion of life should never be given any platform to stand on and poison others with their opinions. Life is given and life is taken away by only ONE person – Jesus.

  • Stacey

    Ummm James darling…. I QUOTE: “How about you argue the issue with facts instead of just trying to insult the person you disagree with.” I believe almost every word youve spewed is bashing and is to INSULT the person/persons you disagree with. Maybe you could follow your own advice. Unless of course this is the classic case of do as I say, and not as I do. I will not push my polictal or religious views on anybody, nor will I judge theirs. However I will call somebody out for being as ignorant and hypocritical as you are. Don’t you have anything better to do than post 50 comments to bully people who don’t view the world the exact way you do? Why don’t you go start your own blog, so we can read bristols without all the rediculous arguments.

  • bellagrazi

    It’s absolutely nauseating. It’s infanticide. These academics need to stop living in their heads and join the real world.

  • Susan

    This practice of killing newborn babies is ALREADY LEGAL IN THE NETHERLANDS! It’s called the “Groningen Protocol.” Belgium is also seriously thinking about adopting the same practice.

  • Rosalina

    Please don’t assume that all liberals agree with this article. Most pro choice people, myself included, don’t support abortion past the first trimester.

    • James

      Thank you Rosalina

    • sodakhic

      Maybe you could get Obama to evolve to your thinking.

    • pagansister

      Amen, Rosalina. However situations such as those that Suzann faced are proof that there are times when letting go is the only option, for the good of the infant.

  • Jennifer Johnson

    This makes me truly sick! As it should anyone with any morals or even a HEART at all. I just found this video yesterday and it moved me so much and it is PERFECT for this discussion this woman survived an abortion and her story is amazing more people should hear her speak and search their hearts and ASK themselves truly ask themselves if it was them would they want to have been murdered by the choice of someone else because they weren’t wanted for whatever reason or because they weren’t born perfect or what people consider “normal.

  • sodakhic

    Two guitarists, both born without arms, are an inspiration to people as they play with their feet. Tony Melendez and George Dennehy. According to some liberal “scholars” they would have advised their parents to kill their child because either they weren’t going to be happy are their childs life would be nothing but misery. Death panels.

    • pagansister

      Those examples are totally different than an infant born brain dead, or with a disease that will kill that infant with pain and suffering over a period of time. Each case would be different. One would hope that parents would love their newborn enough to make the right decision. The guitarists you mention, sodakhic, have brains and are able to function. There are means to help the overcome the lack of arms today. “killing” a baby with that condition or another limb that didn’t develop is not a consideration. The runner in the Olympics from South Africa ( I think) lost both legs below the knee. He made it to the Olympics.

  • Mark Miller

    This is just what pro-lifers have been predicting would happen for years. They were pooh-pooh’d by those who advocated for access to abortion, saying they were scare-mongering. Now that this debate has come up, I doubt anyone remembers those warnings. That’s the problem I see with many of our political debates. One side recognizes the nature of a policy and tries to warn about it, the other says, “I see no evidence to support that.” Then when evidence emerges years later, no one remembers the original argument, and then the argument changes to, “Is this (killing a child after birth, in this case) right or wrong?” The idea that the concept of abortion-on-demand would eventually lead to this is no longer part of the debate, because now that’s normalized. A slippery slope indeed.