For years pro-lifers have argued that if it’s acceptable to kill a baby in the womb, it’s acceptable to kill a baby outside the womb. And because it’s clearly not acceptable to kill a baby outside the womb, we shouldn’t kill a baby inside the womb. Now a university professor has turned this argument on its head, arguing that since it is acceptable to kill a baby inside the womb, it’s acceptable to kill one outside the womb.
Such is the cold, deadly logic of Professor Jerry Coyne, who teaches in the department of ecology and human evolution at the University of Chicago. In his words, “If you are allowed to abort a fetus that has a severe genetic defect, microcephaly, spina bifida or so on, then why aren’t you able to euthanize that same fetus just after it’s born?”