rights for late-term and yet unborn human beings...

From: john grigg (starman125@hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Jan 21 2000 - 23:28:34 MST

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
I happen to think that it is a good idea to grant some basic rights to
infants, more to adults, none to early fetuses, insects, and microbes, and
very few to late-term fetuses and to some non-human animals.
(end of reproduction)

Isn't a late-term fetus (last trimester) to be honest a... baby? Semantics
are used to make something appear not so human and so more easily disposed

I remember reading about a controversial philosophy professor who has put
forward the idea that children up to a certain time after birth should be
under "probation" as to whether or not they are allowed to live by the
parents. There have been protests at the college that recently hired him to
try to kick him out.

Of course ancient cultures like the Spartans and also I believe the Vikings
did this. But they were warrior societies that wanted only the fit to
survive to produce the best fighters and parents.


John Grigg

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