Fathers and Abortion

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 39 (4):444-458 (2014)
I argue that it is possible for prospective mothers to wrong prospective fathers by bearing their child; and that lifting paternal liability for child support does not correct the wrong inflicted to fathers. It is therefore sometimes wrong for prospective mothers to bear a child, or so I argue here. I show that my argument for considering the legitimate interests of prospective fathers is not a unique exception to an obvious right to procreate. It is, rather, part of a growing consensus that procreation can be morally problematic and that generally talking of rights in this context might not be warranted. Finally, I argue that giving up a right to procreate does not imply nor suggest giving up on women’s absolute right to abort, which I defend
Keywords Abortion  Fathers' Rights  Sexual Ethics
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DOI 10.1093/jmp/jhu021
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Don Marquis (1989). Why Abortion is Immoral. Journal of Philosophy 86 (4):183-202.
Ezio Di Nucci (2011). Sexual Rights and Disability. Journal of Medical Ethics 37 (3):158-161.

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Ezio Di Nucci (2013). Embryo Loss and Double Effect. Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (8):537-540.

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