Why Is Infanticide Worse Than Abortion?

The controversy over Giubilini and Minerva’s article Journal of Medical Ethics, defending what the authors described as ‘after-birth abortion’ highlighted an important disconnect between the way that academic bioethicists think about their role, and what ordinary people think should be the role of bioethics.  The style of this dispute – its acrimony and apparent incomprehension on both sides – are a sure sign that we as bioethicists need to think harder about what we are doing, and who we are doing it for. Continue reading