Anencephalic babies are not "Good as Dead"

By Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith

Wesley Smith

Throughout my campaign on behalf of the human exceptionalism and the equal dignity of all people, utilitarian bioethicists and others have challenged me about anencephalic babies, that is those born with parts of their brain missing.

They aren't persons, indeed, aren't really human, the argument has gone. They are as good as dead. We should be able to harvest their organs!

No, I have countered. These profoundly disabled babies are fully human, fully equal, human beings born with a terminal condition. They are “us,” not “them”–and should always be treated as a subject, not an object.

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