… [I]t isn’t pro-lifers who should worry about the GiubiliniMinerva proposal. It’s pro-choicers. The case for “after-birth abortion” draws a logical path from common pro-choice assumptions to infanticide. It challenges us, implicitly and explicitly, to explain why, if abortion is permissible, infanticide isn’t….

The challenge posed to… pro-choice absolutists by “after-birth abortion” is this: How do they answer the argument… that any maternal interest, such as the burden of raising a gravely defective newborn, trumps the value of that freshly delivered nonperson?

What value does the newborn have? At what point did it acquire that value?

And why should the law step in to protect that value against the judgment of a woman and her doctor?

~ William Saletan, Slate, March 12

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