Saturday, June 04, 2005
Libertarians for Infanticide!
How could a libertarian justify holding passive infanticide (e.g. leaving an infant exposed to the elements) to be illegal or even immoral? They hold that they have no duty to care for the poor or disabled, so how can they demand that a mother care for her child? If the poor don't have a positive right to be provided for at cost to others, then presumably neither do children. Your mother would have been within her rights to walk away and leave you to fend for yourself when you were still a baby. It's her choice -- you can't demand she sacrifice her own interests for the sake of others, whether the cripple in the emergency room or her baby down the hall in the neo-natal unit. That's what libertarians are committed to saying. Vote Libertarian, and support parental neglect!
Posted by Richard Chappell at 10:10 am