Killing fetuses and killing newborns

Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):19-20 (2013)
Authors
Ezio Di Nucci
University of Copenhagen
Abstract
The argument for the moral permissibility of killing newborns is a challenge to liberal positions on abortion because it can be considered a reductio of their defence of abortion. Here I defend the liberal stance on abortion by arguing that the argument for the moral permissibility of killing newborns on ground of the social, psychological and economic burden on the parents recently put forward by Giubilini and Minerva is not valid; this is because they fail to show that newborns cannot be harmed and because there are morally relevant differences between fetuses and newborns
Keywords abortion  infanticide  foetus  bioethics
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1136/medethics-2012-100621
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Broadening the Future of Value Account of the Wrongness of Killing.Ezio Di Nucci - 2015 - Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 18 (4):587-590.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Infanticide.Jeff McMahan - 2007 - Utilitas 19 (2):131-159.
Killing, Letting Die, and the Morality of Abortion.Anton Tupa - 2009 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (1):1-26.
Abortion, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and Waste.David A. Jensen - 2008 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 29 (1):27-41.
Abortion and the Argument From Innocence.Marvin Kohl - 1971 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 14 (1-4):147-151.
A Critique of “the Best Secular Argument Against Abortion”.C. Strong - 2008 - Journal of Medical Ethics 34 (10):727-731.
Killing Humans and Killing Animals.Peter Singer - 1979 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 22 (1-4):145 – 156.
Ambiguities in 'Killing' and 'Letting Die'.Gary M. Atkinson - 1983 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 8 (2):159-168.
Abortion, Competing Entitlements, and Parental Responsibility.Alex Rajczi - 2009 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (4):379-395.
Victims of Abortion and “Victims” of Contraception.Patrick A. Tully - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Research 30:383-398.
Killing, Wrongness, and Equality.Carlos Soto - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 164 (2):543-559.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2013-02-03

Total views
470 ( #7,499 of 2,313,514 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
35 ( #13,194 of 2,313,514 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature