Abortion Ethics: Rights and Responsibilities

Hypatia 9 (3):66 - 87 (1994)
Abortion considerations require deep reflection on law, convention, social mores, religious norms, family contexts, emotions, and relationships. I have three arguments. First, a liberal "right to choose" framework is inadequate because it is based on individualist notions of rights. Second, reproductive freedoms should be extended to all women. Third, abortion ethics involves a dialectical interplay between rights and responsibilities, and between social, cultural, and particular contexts, and is best understood in terms of moral praxis.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.1994.tb00450.x
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