Numerous students at the University of Texas in Austin signed a petition in support of killing “babies” up to 5 years old, underscoring how many so-called progressives are actually vehement proponents of infanticide.
Following a College Fix article which highlighted how more and more college students are expressing support for post-birth abortion, Infowars reporter Joe Biggs visited UT to canvass the opinion of students attending the nation’s fifth largest University.
The petition that students were asked to sign stated that, “Killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. This post-birth abortion can take place until a newborn is self-aware or reaches 5 years old.”
Some students signed the petition without even reading it, while others freely did so having read it or after it was explained to them.
One female student acknowledged that the petition was “freaking ridiculous….who would sign that?” before becoming visibly upset at the fact that several of her fellow students had signed it.
Another young woman who is a nursing student signed the petition having been told that it was in support of “post-birth abortion,” while another student who is studying to become a politician also signed the petition.
One young man who signed the petition thought the weirdest thing about it was not the fact that it advocated infanticide but that the previous signatory had the same surname as him.
Biggs was able to collect over a dozen signatures in support of the petition in just 45 minutes.
“A little piece inside of me died today with this, it broke my heart,” said Biggs during a subsequent appearance on the Alex Jones Show.
Last year, numerous residents in San Diego signed a similar petition composed by Mark Dice which advocated making post-birth abortions legal under Obamacare.
In another video also shot last year, reporter Dan Joseph convinced numerous students at George Mason University (GMU) to sign a petition demanding lawmakers legalize “fourth trimester” abortions, in other words killing babies that had already been born.
Even more disturbing than these videos is the fact that legalizing post-birth abortion has actually been seriously proposed by the medical establishment.
Last year, the University of Melbourne’s Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva wrote a paper arguing that “after-birth abortion (killing a newborn baby) should be permissible, including in cases where the newborn is not disabled.”
The notion of infanticide was also implicitly backed by MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, who said last year that newborn infants don’t count as being considered “alive”.