The value of human life has been cheapened, not only, for those still in their mothers’ wombs, but for all of humanity. Radical feminists promised us in the 70’s that abortion on demand would result in every child being a wanted child. They were dead wrong. More children are abandoned, abused and neglected today than ever before (Patrick F. Fagan, et al., The Child Abuse Crisis: The Disintegration of Marriage, Family, and the American Community, The Heritage Foundation, Roe Backgrounder No. 1115, 15 May 1997. See All Types of Child Abuse Have Increased Since 1980. See http://www.heritage.org/library/categories/family/bg1115b.gif. Also, see Don Babwin, Child Abuse Not Dropping As Much As Other Crime, Report Finds, The Associated Press, 18 November 1999).
Indeed, a misguided professor of Bioethics at Princeton University (Peter Singer, Practical Ethics, 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993, p. 169) has argued for the legalized murder of unwanted newborns at the whim of their parents. He said,