If human embryos are not persons, then why would it be wrong to harvest anencephalic babies for their organs?
Here is an emerging secular worldview. Peter Singer is the DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. This excerpt was taken directly from his website’s FAQ’s:
“Q. You have been quoted as saying: “Killing a defective infant is not morally equivalent to killing a person. Sometimes it is not wrong at all.” Is that quote accurate?
A. It is accurate, but can be misleading if read without an understanding of what I mean by the term ‘person’ . . .”
He argues his case in his book, Unsanctifying Human Life. He believes that the “right to life” should be granted to all “persons” equally. Unfortunately, his definition of “person” is very narrow and excludes all pre-born children, disabled children, born infants (through 18 months) and the elderly infirm. He goes on to declare that his own mother probably wouldn’t be alive if he were the sole caregiver in his family.