Legislating Morality – Infantacide

I’m just wondering how infanticide has even become a topic of discussion or debate.  Has our country become so sick and twisted that murder is now a legitimate means of problem-solving?

The law should boil down to one simple construct.  Anything that a person wants to do should be allowable until it infringes on the rights of others. Why is murder and rape so abhorrent? Because those acts take infringement to a personal and violent level. What is being proposed now is evil at its worst.

A baby is a human being. What’s next? Get rid of the elderly, the infirm, the mentally ill because they cost money? Forced sterilizations? Do we really need a visit to the thirties and forties? Because as I recall, those weren’t great times for anyone.

The whole concept of morality is defined by good vs. evil, right vs. wrong.  So if the government does not ‘legislate morality’, then why am I paying taxes or worried about a speed limit.  As far as right and wrong goes, killing a baby doesn’t even compare to going ten miles over the speed limit.  Yes, the government legislates morality.  That is how a civilized society works.  When we stop being moral, we stop being civilized.

I strongly believe in the freedom of the individual.  Freedom of privacy, freedom to a fair trial, freedom from harassment, freedom to marry who you will, freedom to do whatever you want to your own body. I hold freedom above security. If someone wants to do something that harms themselves, fine, but it stops with the individual.  Harm someone else and the consequences should be dire.

A society is judged by how it treats the helpless. Experimenting with human DNA and moving the line on who is human so you can kill them?  That is sick, sociopathic, and evil.  How these scientists are even being taken seriously is beyond me.

Individual rights define our ideals. As a country, we are failing to uphold those beliefs that make us strong.


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Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at www.jeanetteraleigh.com.
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7 Responses to Legislating Morality – Infantacide

  1. Cruzer says:

    Where do we get our morality from? Our elected leaders and religion. Both are a stain on humanity and should eliminated from the human experience once and for all.

    Great post. Thanks


  2. By eliminated, do you mean replaced or removed from office? I think I could agree with that.

  3. This is a topic which brings up a memory of a distant college course I was in 1973. I as a zoology major and one of the required upper division/major courses was Human Ecology. The big issues for the previous early 70s years in biology and spilled out to the media was Stanford’s professor Erlich’s population control book ZPG – Zero Population Growth. This title wasn’t our text, but our text for the course was heavy with the same rational. One section gave a history – curiously from Africa – about the cultures that practiced infanticide as a method of their population control. Yes. During the lecture on this topic, the young, first year professor lost control of this class discussion, to some degree, as many in the class questioned this along many avenues from morality to legality. I understood that he, the prof, was presenting the concept as an adjunct of the text, but the students speaking up were vocal in rejecting the premise. I thought he had done all right in stating that it wasn’t his personal belief, but he soon left the room. When he did not return, the college president came in to address us about our poor treatment of the instructor. It was a memorable experience seeing that session unfold.
    Your question also about “what’s next, the elderly…” is exactly where Nazi Germany took things in the 1930’s with their “medical solution” of euthanizing those infirmed and feeble minded. [The Nazi Doctors by Robert Jay Lifton]. This was legal there and before the war and before the camps and the final solution.
    For the life of me I do not see why more people do not see the “population control” mentality as anti-life as a concept. This is exactly what is flawed about the carbon dioxide, CO2, emission restrictions. CO2 is a product of the living, and a need of plants like we need oxygen. The “carbon footprint” concept and people that push that are anti-life. I wrote that to our local paper four years ago. While the letter was printed it had no responses. Main stream media accepts the “carbon problem” as do many legislators. Prince Charles worried aloud about taking the commercial jet to the “states” instead of the Royal jet in order to “reduce the carbon foot print.” I think they are all mad. Can one vote madness out of office? I hope so.

    • I’m glad to hear that they were so vocally opposed as to run him out of the room. It gives me hope. This latest foray into infanticide was proposed by university professors as well.

      I have always been annoyed that the most vocal proponents of the carbon footprint tax are rich legislators who use private jets and have homes five times the size of anyone else. Carbon Dioxide is what plants use to produce oxygen. We may make a nice habitat for tropical plants with the use of our cars, but we won’t kill the planet with carbon emissions.

      I worry more about the Navy’s use of sonar in whale habitats, GMO products, HAARP, and the use of plastics. I don’t think the government is beyond experimenting on us or the planet and covering their actions with all this other nonsense.

  4. I hope you don’t mind, but I am going to “blog” my reply on my site too. I’ll reference this, your blog and site and credit – on this topic. Tim

  5. Pingback: Infanticide | timdesmondblog

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