David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Most arguments concerning abortion center around the issue of rights. This short essay argues that there can be important considerations regarding the matter that have nothing whatsoever to do with rights. In general, the issue of moral decency has never been entirely settled by reference to rights. It can be morally repugnant to do some thing even if one would be acting perfectly within one's rights. I argue that with advances in technology this will turn out to be the case with abortion, given the possibility of transferring a fetus from one womb to another.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Soran Reader (2008). Abortion, Killing, and Maternal Moral Authority. Hypatia 23 (1):132-149.
Elisabeth Porter (1994). Abortion Ethics: Rights and Responsibilities. Hypatia 9 (3):66 - 87.
Ronald M. Green (1974). Conferred Rights and the Fetus. Journal of Religious Ethics 2 (1):55 - 75.
David F. Walbert (1973). Abortion, Society, and the Law. Cleveland [Ohio]Press of Case Western Reserve University.
Matthew Tedesco (2007). Thomson's Samaritanism Constraint. Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):112-126.
Mary Anne Warren (1989). The Moral Significance of Birth. Hypatia 4 (3):46 - 65.
Christopher Robert Kaczor (2010). The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Routledge.
Steven Hales (1996). More on Fathers' Rights. In Robert Almeder & James Humber (eds.), Biomedical Ethics Reviews: Reproduction, Technology, and Rights. 25-34.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #145,286 of 1,410,532 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #108,810 of 1,410,532 )
How can I increase my downloads?