Princeton University philosophy professor Peter Singer came under international condemnation when he announced he favors killing disabled babies via infanticide. Though he was blasted from both sides of the political spectrum, the so-called ethicist still holds to the position.
In an interview with The Independent newspaper in England, Singer said he would definitely kill a disabled newborn baby. He indicated he would do so “if that was in the best interests of the baby and of the family as a whole.”
Singer said he found it surprising that abortion advocates would disagree with his views. “Many people find this shocking, yet they support a woman’s right to have an abortion,” Singer said.
Meanwhile, he claimed he had one point of common beliefs with pro-life advocates. “One point on which I agree with opponents of abortion is that, from the point of view of ethics rather than the law, there is no sharp distinction between the fetus and the newborn baby,” Singer explained.
However, Singer’s view is that, instead of legal protection, both disabled babies and the unborn deserve death.