"There is much angst around following the Nia Glassie case. Garth George has written an article and DPF has taken exception to it.
I think they both are missing the point.
We have become a society that tolerates and indeed allows violence against children it is just a matter of where you draw the line that is the argument.
Garth George draws the line at conception and David Farrar draws the line at birth. (I think, perhaps he would like to clarify when it is ok to kill babies and when it is not.)
My view is that we are indeed a sick society at whatever point we kill and excuse it away with weasel words like foetus, procedure, first trimester etc.
Likewise my view about most of the recent cases of horrific child abuse is that they are no more and no less anything but late term abortions. The simple fact is that the parents of the children had no more respect for the life of the child than someone having a “procedure”.
You see if we accept that you can kill children at up to 21 weeks from conception then why not at birth or why not at 5 years old, or even 18 just before they can vote. For me there is no difference. The Nia Glassie’s and Kahui twins are simply late term abortions by parents who no longer respected the life of their child. As long as we fail to respect human life then we will continue to get these case and no one should be at all shocked by it all."