The moral status of babies
McGee, Andrew (2013) The moral status of babies. Journal of Medical Ethics, 39(5), pp. 345-348.
In their controversial paper 'After-birth abortion', Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that there is no rational basis for allowing abortion but prohibiting infanticide ('after-birth abortion'). We ought in all consistency either to allow both or prohibit both. This paper rejects their claim, arguing that much-neglected considerations in philosophical discussions of this issue are capable of explaining why we currently permit abortion in some cases, while prohibiting infanticide.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||after-birth abortion, abortion, infanticide, moral status, embryo, foetus, infant|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > APPLIED ETHICS (220100)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 BMJ Publishing Group|
|Deposited On:||18 Apr 2013 02:12|
|Last Modified:||01 Oct 2013 18:55|
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