Because they didn’t think what he was doing was immoral.
Embarrassing, maybe. Awkward, certainly.
But immoral or wrong?
Can I be any more direct?
No agonized columns necessary. They basically have no problem with it.
This isn’t a new thing.
Look back through the centuries.
In every era, in ever culture, you can catch a glimpse: Children exposed, abandoned and outright murdered. Mostly because they were 1) female 2)disabled or 3)chosen to be scapegoats for the imagined needs of the tribe or race.
There really is no such thing as “progress.’ Child sacrifice still happens, every day, down the street.
And I don’t care how educated you are or how sophisticated you fancy yourself. If you think shooting a baby in the head is kind of gross, but being paid to snip its spine or suck it out of a uterus for a fee is defensible, moral, not newsworthy or none of your business, your views are not new or radical at all. First of all, you’re not consistent, and secondly, you’re more old school and reactionary than you think, defending what patricians, high priests and eugenicists have defended forever:
Sacrificing the defenseless so you can stay strong.
Be honest. For once.