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A critical introduction to the ethics of abortion: : understanding the moral arguments

Author: Bernie Cantens
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion addresses some of the most prominent and influential arguments to the abortion debate. These include the Being a Person verses Functioning as a Person Argument, women's rights vis-a-vis the rights of the foetus, personhood as an essentially contested concept, and a virtue ethics approach.
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Cantens, Bernie, author.
Critical introduction to the ethics of abortion
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
(DLC) 2018040102
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernie Cantens
ISBN: 9781350055872 1350055875 9781350055865 1350055867 9781350055896 9781350055889 1350055891 1350055883
OCLC Number: 1029482440
Description: xvii, 244 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Personhood arguments for the moral permissibility of abortion --
Personhood arguments for the moral wrongness of abortion --
What if we cannot determine the concept of personhood? --
Women's rights and abortion --
The ethics of killing and abortion --
A virtue ethics approach to abortion --
Feminism and abortion --
Prenatal screening and human genetic ethical issues --
Law and abortion in the United States.
Responsibility: by Bernie Cantens.

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A Critical Introduction to the Ethics of Abortion addresses some of the most prominent and influential arguments to the abortion debate. These include the Being a Person verses Functioning as a Person Argument, women's rights vis-a-vis the rights of the foetus, personhood as an essentially contested concept, and a virtue ethics approach.

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A timely, balanced, and comprehensive examination of the abortion controversy. As an introductory text, it does everything right: it presents the material in a clear and engaging manner, it makes Read more...

 
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