Abortion and Unborn Human Life, Second Edition
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
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Preface to the Second Edition
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Since 199six.o when the f_irst edition of this book appeared, the rewrite of the original, since I believe the basic structure and distinguished in the f_irst edition). I have thus considerably f_leshed provided by these developments has strengthened the case for the proposition that at fertilization a new human individual comes to ...
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I would like to thank Benedict Ashley, John Crosby, Mark Hurley, Brian Johnstone, Albert Moraczewski, David Solomon, and Mary Catherine Sommers for reading earlier versions, or parts of earlier versions, of this work and for helping me by their suggestions ...
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...ally justif_ied?one.k This last question is the one I am concerned therefore only three ways of trying to justify abortion. First, 1. Thus, abortion is not a moral question only for women. In most abor-tions some man is involved in the choice, a boyfriend, a husband, a father; and of_ten the physician is a man. The moral question is the same whether ...
1. Do Unborn Human Beings Become Persons after Birth?
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...19seven.o2 article “Understanding the Abortion Argument,” is frequently quoted. Summing up the so-called conservative position, that is, the position that human fetuses are persons and therefore abortion But I am inclined to suppose that the conservative is right, that going back stage by stage from the infant to the zygote one will not f_ind any ...
2. Do Unborn Human Beings Become Persons during Gestation?
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...it to be classif_ied as a person. In this chapter I examine and a full person, that is, that there are degrees of personhood or the later an abortion is, the closer it is to being wrong or the os have none at all, somewhat older embryos or fetuses have some but not full moral standing, and older fetuses have approximately ...
3. When Do Individual Human Beings Come to Be?
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...tion, that is, fertilization. I will f_irst indicate in section I why vidual’s life at fertilization, and in subsequent sections I will female sex cells or gametes, which will unite at fertilization to 1. William J. Larsen, Human Embryology, 3rd ed. (Philadelphia: Church-Human development begins at fertilization when a male gamete or ...
4. Is Abortion Justified as Nonintentional Killing?
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...tentional killing, or, as it is of_ten described, indirect, as op-posed to direct, killing. As I shall explain, this is an accurate same position.one.k I will focus chief_ly on Thomson’s presenta-1. Judith Jarvis Thomson, “A Defense of Abortion,” in The Problem of Abortion, ed. Joel Feinberg, 2d ed. (Belmont, Cal.: Wadsworth, 19eight.o4), 1seven.o3–...
5. Consequentialist Arguments
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...usually intentional killing, and that if it is not, it is still mor-if one holds that it is in this or that case morally right, there ally to kill the innocent is consequentialist or utilitarian in ones.one.k When actual participants in abortion are asked about 1. In philosophical journals the merits of consequentialism itself are ...
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Page Count: 192
Publication Year: 2012
Edition: 2nd ed.
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth