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Parental Obligation, Abortion, and Choice

June 19, 2012 by

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Many of those that believe a woman should have a right to choose (whether to abort or keep her baby) also believe that men should have to pay child support, but, is holding both of these statements consistent? Fairly recently, feminist philosopher Elizabeth Brake (2005) has argued that it’s inconsistent and unfair to hold that […]

Abortion and Virtue Ethics

May 22, 2012 by

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According to Rosalind Hursthouse, an action is right (from a Virtue Ethical perspective)  if and only if it is what the virtuous agent would do in the same circumstances. Now, let us consider the case of pregnancy. When considering if one should abort or keep their child, and, under the guise of the above mentioned […]

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