History, Infanticide, and Imperiled Newborns
Post, Stephen G.
Hastings Center Report. 1988 Aug/Sep; 18(4): 14-17.
Ethicists who advocate the permissibility of infanticide often have misrepresented history in their arguments. The Western tradition supports the prohibition of active killing of congenitally impaired or premature newborns whose futures are uncertain.
Active Euthanasia; Children; Congenital Disorders; Ethical Relativism; Ethicists; Euthanasia; Historical Aspects; Infanticide; International Aspects; Killing; Life; Moral Policy; Morality; Motivation; Newborns; Pain; Population Control; Prematurity; Sociobiology; Socioeconomic Factors; Unwanted Children; Value of Life; Wedge Argument;
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