Another great column about the “ethicists” who wrote an article about after-birth abortion.
I chatted with Brian Lilley about this on his show last night. (This is not online, sorry, so I can’t post it. When Sun TV chooses not to post my clips I always wonder if it’s because I was so god-awful that they can’t bring themselves to. Andrea: it’s not all about you.)
Anyhoo, Brian’s first question for me was “Does this shock you?”
Not tremendously, is my answer. Because this idea is as old as the hills. Older, in fact, depending on what hills you are referring to.
Brian also worried that after-birth abortion would take hold in society.
I said I thought not. Then I went on to say how defending life is a Judeo-Christian value and one we should be proud of.
But Canada is post-Judeo-Christian. We’re so far beyond that.
So if I could do the interview again, I think I’d share Brian’s concern. Leaving our Judeo-Christian heritage behind also means leaving behind such quaint notions as “it’s wrong to throw your baby off a cliff.”
A culture that can create sanitary clinics where pregnant mothers can go to have the “products of conception” vacuumed out of their uterus ain’t too far removed from one where babies are left exposed to die on hilltops. Sorry.
Something to think about.by