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  1. The Moral Significance of Spontaneous Abortion.T. F. Murphy - 1985 - Journal of Medical Ethics 11 (2):79-83.
    Spontaneous abortion is rarely addressed in moral evaluations of abortion. Indeed, 'abortion' is virtually always taken to mean only induced abortion. After a brief review of medical aspects of spontaneous abortion, I attempt to articulate the moral implications of spontaneous abortion for the two poles of the abortion debate, the strong pro-abortion and the strong anti-abortion positions. I claim that spontaneous abortion has no moral relevance for strict pro-abortion positions but that the high incidence of spontaneous abortion is not (as (...)
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    Is AIDS a Just Punishment?T. F. Murphy - 1988 - Journal of Medical Ethics 14 (3):154-160.
    There are religious and philosophical versions of the thesis that AIDS is a punishment for homosexual behaviour. It is argued here that the religious version is seriously incomplete. Because of this incompleteness and because of the indeterminacies that ordinarily attend religious argumentation, it is concluded that the claim may be set aside as unconvincing. Homosexual behaviour is then judged for its morality against utilitarian, deontological, and natural law theories of ethics. It is argued that such behaviour involves no impediment to (...)
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    The Moral Significance of AIDS.T. F. Murphy & L. Walters - 1994 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 19 (6):519-524.
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    Acts and Omissions Doctrine and Abortion: Reply to Dr. Toon.T. F. Murphy - 1986 - Journal of Medical Ethics 12 (1):53-54.
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    Lesbian Motherhood and Genetic Choices.C. S. Chan, J. H. Fox, R. A. McCormick & T. F. Murphy - 1992 - Ethics and Behavior 3 (2):211-222.
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