Last month, Students for Life of America’s Appalachian Regional Coordinator, Brenna Lewis, recorded an encounter with a pro-choice student, who sought to justify his support for infanticide of two-year-olds. The student attends University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
The student claimed that because a two-year-old may not be sentient, that the two-year-old baby does not have the same right to life. He also compared its rights to that of a tree. Because the baby cannot talk, for example, the student argued that it did not have the same rights.
“The shocking video sadly represents the mainstream of the pro-choice movement. When Planned Parenthood consistently opposes even common-sense regulations, such as prohibiting Down syndrome abortions, we should not be surprised that people are increasingly joining the pro-life movement. Young people continue to move more and more away from the pro-choice movement because of their extreme positions, justifying even infanticide” noted Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.
This is hardly the first time pro-choice activists have sought to justify infanticide. We know, for example, that Princeton professor Peter Singer has long championed killing babies born with disabilities, and has also justified killing babies up to two years of age. He said, for example, “Human babies are not born self-aware, or capable of grasping that they exist over time. They are not persons.”
In fact, a Planned Parenthood lobbyist openly admitted the group’s support for ‘post-birth abortion’, which is just infanticide. Falling back on the same arguments of “women’s choice”, the Planned Parenthood lobbyist defended the right to kill a born, breathing baby.
And four years ago, students signed a fake petition supporting 4th trimester abortion, which is the same as infanticide, since pregnancies end after the 3rd trimester.