Infanticide prospect highlights horror of abortion

“If society allows abortions then there is no logical reason to say ‘no’ to infanticide,” says Catholic bioethicist John Kleinsman.

The controversial academic Francesca Minerva and her colleague have stated that parents could kill their new-born children for reasons relating to the social psychological or economic costs – the stress of adoption is even presented as good enough reason to kill a baby.

“This way of thinking turns children into commodities to be disposed of at will,” says Mr Kleinsman. “The prospect of deliberately killing children after birth is appalling”.


John Kleinsman is Director of the National Catholic Bioethics Centre – The Nathaniel Centre.