Saturday, January 24, 2004

UK has its own Peter Singer.

The Sunday papers are all carrying a story about the comments of a bioethicist, John Harris, who is a member of the British Medical Association, that he doesn't see a moral distinction between aborting a full-term fetus and infanticide. Pro-life groups are up in arms, though their reaction is somewhat curious. They don't see a moral distinction between aborting a 4-cell embryo and infanticide, so you'd think they would embrace Harris' comments. Fact is, Harris' point is that infanticide isn't that big a deal, once you embrace the morality of late-term abortions, so the pro-lifers can be excused their contradictory response.
posted by tommayo, 7:41 PM

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