This article discusses the new reality that many people (college students, in particular) are beginning to support the idea of "post-birth" abortions. In other words, infanticide. One number that seems to be widely accepted is 4 years old.
That's right, folks! There are growing numbers of people who think it's perfectly fine for a parent to decide to kill their own child up until age 4. The rationale seems to be that young children are not self-aware, and thus are not people.
Well, at least they are being consistent. Consistently stupid, but consistent.
Here's what I mean by that:
They recognize the truth that there is nothing magical about birth, and
if (in their distorted world) abortion is OK just before birth, it must
be OK just afterwards, as well.
If they were a bit more
rational, they would take this the other way. They have it exactly
backwards. They should note that since infanticide after birth is wrong, and since birth is not magical, it must also be wrong to kill children before birth.
Finally, I would like one of these idiots to provide a single objective
proof that self-awareness is what matters when it comes to protecting
one's right to life. Second, I would like for one of them to present an
objective proof of just how much awareness a human being must possess
before he has the right to live. And third, I would like one of them to
present an objective test of self-awareness such that we can objectively
tell precisely when one has acquired that level of awareness.
In other words, their criteria are quite subjective, and based on
nothing more than their opinion of how they wish things to be. That is
hardly sufficient justification for violating the right to life of an entire segment
of human beings.