Southwest Philosophy Review 30 (1):187-194 (2014)

James Rocha
Louisiana State University
Among the various proposed ultrasound laws, a few have provisions that either provide the option for the pregnant woman to hear the heartbeat or require that the heartbeat be played and merely give the woman the option to somehow avert her ears. I will argue that these heartbeat provisions actually belie the argument that these laws are intended to assist autonomous choosing. Since the information could be provided just as easily through a factual statement , it cannot be justified to involve emotions in a way that the pregnant woman did not autonomously choose for herself.
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