Children are special, but not particularly important
Why do we see ‘baby on board’ bumper stickers on cars, and not ones that read ‘Middle-aged accountant on board’? Could it be that we are all silently agreeing that a child’s life is more important than an adult’s? Thomas R. Wells, writing in The Philosopher's Beard, tries to explain the phenomenon, arguing that children aren’t particularly important.
From The Philosopher's Beard