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    F. J. Beckwith (2004). Thomson's "Equal Reasonableness" Argument For Abortion Rights: A Critique. American Journal of Jurisprudence 49 (1):185-198.
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    F. J. Beckwith (2005). Of Souls, Selves, and Cerebrums: A Reply to Himma. Journal of Medical Ethics 31 (1):56-60.
    Ken Himma argues that a human being becomes a moral person at the commencement of brain activity. In response to Himma, the author offers brief comments on Himma’s project, an alternative account of the human person that maintains that a human being is a human person by nature as long as it exists, and a counterexample to Himma’s position that shows it cannot account for the wrongness of the purposeful creation of anencephalic-like children. The author concludes with replies to two (...)
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    F. J. Beckwith (2004). The Explanatory Power of the Substance View of Persons. Christian Bioethics 10 (1):33-54.
    The purpose of this essay is to offer support for the substance view of persons, the philosophical anthropology defended by Patrick Lee in his essay. In order to accomplish this the author (1) presents a brief definition of the substance view; (2) argues that the substance view has more explanatory power in accounting for why we believe that human persons are intrinsically valuable even when they are not functioning as such (e.g., when one is temporarily comatose), why human persons remain (...)
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    F. J. Beckwith (1991). The Misuse of Maternal Mortality Statistics in the Abortion Debate. Ethics and Medicine: A Christian Perspective on Issues in Bioethics 7 (2):18.
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