Yes, the baby should live: a pro-choice response to Giubilini and Minerva
Manninen (Bertha Alvarez)
Source: Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol. 39, No. 5 (May 2013), pp. 330-335
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Author’s Abstract

  1. In "Giubilini (Alberto) & Minerva (Francesca) - After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?", Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that because there are no significant differences between a fetus and a neonate, in that neither possess sufficiently robust mental traits to qualify as persons, a neonate may be justifiably killed for any reason that also justifies abortion.
  2. To further emphasise their view that a newly born infant is more on a par with a fetus rather than a more developed baby, Giubilini and Minerva elect to call this 'after-birth abortion' rather than infanticide.
  3. In this paper, I argue that their thesis is incorrect, and that the moral permissibility of abortion does not entail the moral permissibility of 'after-birth' abortion

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