A Critique of Henrik Friberg‐Fernros's Defense of the Substance View

Bioethics 30 (9):767-773 (2016)

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William Simkulet
University of Kansas
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Proponents of the substance view contend that abortion is seriously morally wrong because it is killing something with the same inherent value and right to life as you or I. Rob Lovering offers two innovative criticisms of the anti-abortion position taken by the substance view – the rescue argument and the problem of spontaneous abortion. Henrik Friberg-Fernros offers an interesting response to Lovering, but one I argue would be inconsistent with the anti-abortion stance taken by most substance view theorists.
Keywords substance view  Rob Lovering  abortion  spontaneous abortion  Henrik Friberg‐Fernros
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DOI 10.1111/bioe.12289
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