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Author Kamm, F. M. (Frances Myrna)

Title Creation and abortion : a study in moral and legal philosophy / F.M. Kamm
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- May we kill in nonabortion cases? -- Applying the argument to specific nonabortion cases -- Variations and alternatives -- May we kill in abortion cases? -- Creating responsibly -- Informed consent, responsibilites in pregnancy, and external means of gestation
Summary Based on a non-consequentialist ethical theory, this book critically examines the prevalent view that if a fetus has the moral standing of a person, it has a right to life and abortion is impermissible. Most discussion of abortion has assumed that this view is correct, and so has focused onthe question of the personhood of the fetus. Kamm begins by considering in detail the permissibility of killing in non-abortion cases which are similar to abortion cases. She goes on to consider the case for the permissibility of abortion in many types of pregnancies, including ones resulting fromrape, vo
Analysis Abortion Ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Abortion -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Abortion -- Law and legislation.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Abortion, Induced -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Ethics, Medical -- legislation & jurisprudence
Morals -- legislation & jurisprudence
Form Electronic book
LC no. 91022932
ISBN 0195360966
1429407514 (electronic bk.)
9781429407519 (electronic bk.)
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