Finally we reach the thick end of the wedge of a narcissistic atheist society – the putting to death of 24 week old human foetus by whim. From what can only be called ‘the madness’, ethicist (?) Julian Savulescu is reported in the Weekend Australian (p24, 6-7 Sept 2008) arguing for termination at full term. Well, termination at full term is definitely murder by any name. If a woman can choose to terminate at full term, why not one year post term? Savulescu argues that, if we don’t abort 24 week old foetus because we can technically keep them alive, what is the case if we can keep them alive from conception. Well, Savulescu, we can. It is called pregnancy.
Savulescu epitomises ‘the madness’ of a society that decides it has enough intelligence to do without God, without guidance. Such a society quickly slides into the ‘Brave New World’ scenarios where, instead of freedom, a slave society develops in which everyone is genetically engineered to give society a particular product, except, of course, the clever philosophers who can garner power to themselves to rule the others. And the woman become incubation facilities for the production of genetic elements. Such ‘madness’ is as like to deliver society into the hands of the superstitious who will be all to ready to spit on the grave of science.