Liberal Culture of Death and Post-Birth Abortion

Lately the liberal establishmentarians at CNN have been going out of their way to glamorize the decision of cancer patient Brittany Maynard to commit suicide at a predetermined time, after she has finished checking items off her bucket list:

“I quickly decided that death with dignity was the best option for me and my family,” she wrote for CNN. “We had to uproot from California to Oregon, because Oregon is one of only five states where death with dignity is authorized.”

CNN tells us that “Brittany Maynard’s story resonates.”

That it does, regrettably. The liberal culture of death has exerted disturbing influence over people’s attitudes regarding the sanctity of life. Particularly alarming is the slippery slope of abortion sliding into post-birth territory:

A trend seen by prolife activists that frequently engage college students on campuses nationwide is the growing acceptance of post-birth abortion, or killing the infant after he or she is born, campus prolife outreach leaders tell The College Fix.

Anecdotal evidence by leaders of prolife groups such as Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust said in interviews that not only do they see more college students willing to say they support post-birth abortion, but some students even suggest children up to 4 or 5-years-old can also be killed, because they are not yet “self aware.”

“We encounter people who think it is morally acceptable to kill babies after birth on a regular basis at almost every campus we visit,” said Mark Harrington, director of Created Equal. “While this viewpoint is still seen as shocking by most people, it is becoming increasingly popular.” …

“This is the whole problem with devaluing human life at any stage—it will naturally grow to include other groups of humans; in this case, born humans as well as preborn humans,” Harrington said. “[I] talked with one young man at the University of Minnesota who thought it was alright to kill children if they were under the age of 5 years old, as he did not consider them persons until that age.”

It makes sense. If a person is not a person until some arbitrary period of time has passed since conception, obviously that arbitrary period can be set to whatever the people doing the killing find most convenient.

Kristina Garza, spokeswoman for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, observes that young people aren’t coming up with these sick ideas on their own:

For one, the arguments put forth by Peter Singer and other philosophers who support infanticide are given as reading assignments to college students.

Singer wrote in 1979 that “human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons … [therefore] the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee.”

“He has been saying things like this since the 70s, but I think it has been more recently that this type of ideology is being promoted on college campuses,” Garza said. “When he said this stuff, there was a very select few who accepted it. But nowadays, we have become so desensitized, and college students lacking in a moral fiber easily accept this kind of strange ideology.”

Liberalism is too morally horrific to be rammed down our throats all at once. That’s why another name for it is “progressivism.”

Not that there aren’t some moonbats out there who aren’t ready to jump into “utopia” with both feet:

“As for post-birth abortion, I would imagine that my colleagues would think the ‘post-birth’ part was largely irrelevant, as we believe very strongly in abortion on demand, without apology, and it’s plain and simple that we should look to the woman’s morals and not shove our opinions where they, frankly, don’t belong,” Devin Deitsch, leader of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at Ohio State University, said in an email to The College Fix.

You can see where this is headed, as Big Government tightens its grip on healthcare and expenses inevitably skyrocket out of control.

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And I did not speak out, because I wasn’t a fetus.

On tips from Artfldgr, Mr Mentalo, and Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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