This post may be considerably deeper than my usual Diary entries, and may cause some distress, I know, to some of you who are close to me. I apologise. I feel there is discussion around the topic that is overlooked, whether because it is “too hard” or deliberately ignored I have no idea. Those close to me, I know you get this, and it is partly for you that I speak up.
I have heard, around and about various media, the report published in the Journal of Ethics by ethicists Alberto Giubilini of Monash University and Dr Francesca Minerva of Melbourne University, discussing the concept of “post-birth abortion”. That is, killing a newborn.
Abhorred as I am by this very suggestion, it is not what set me off in tears yesterday. When it comes to abortion (in utero),