Creation and Abortion: A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy

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abortion. See also benefit-burden approach; cutoff abortion argument; equality argument; self- and assisteddefense argument; immigration argument
alternatives to, 88, 117-18
approaches to, 3-4
to avoid costs of uncertainty, 108-9
to avoid postnatal burdens, 104-6
to avoid sunk cost and commitment
cost, 107-8
and choice, 102
costs of not choosing vs. costs of not permitting, 113
and emotional detachment, 107
and externalities, 109
and independence, 110
and intending fetal death, 106
and nature, 101-2
permission for, 109
and right to privacy, 14
and species survival, 104
spreading costs to avoid, 110
and unwanted children, 182n.2
abortion procedures, 82
abortion vs. nonabortion cases, 82-83, 127
abstinence, 145, 153-59, 171-73
adoption, 104, 107
agent-neutral constraint, 13
agent regret, 161, 184n.23
agent-relative value, 13
alternatives to abortion
differential costs, 14, 118, 120
separate costs, 118-20
Annas, George, 202
Applbaum, Arthur, 40n.7
autonomy
and bodily autonomy, 14
and justifying options, 12
and person as end-in-itself, 12
and right to bodily integrity, 40n.4
and right to privacy, 14
avoiding harm types of cases, 41n. 14
Baby M case, 208
battle of innocents, 49
benefit-burden approach, 139-75
and abstaining, 153-59, 171-73
and alternative removal procedures, 166-67
and avoiding existence of new person per se, 167
and continued pregnancy, 196-203
vs. cutoff abortion argument, 139-41, 146, 168
and external gestation, 214
and failing to kill a nonperson, 174- 75
and failing to have abortion, 173-75
vs. immigration argument, 180
and informed consent, 187
and numbers of abortions, 169-73
and past abortion, 140
and rape, 168
as reasonable position, 140, 166
and refraining cost, 147-49

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - May We Kill in Nonabortion Cases? 20
  • Notes 39
  • 2 - Applying the Argument to Specific Nonabortion Cases 42
  • Notes 63
  • 3 - Variations and Alternatives 64
  • Notes 76
  • 4 - May We Kill in Abortion Cases? 78
  • Notes 120
  • 5 - Creating Responsibly 124
  • Notes 182
  • 6 - Informed Consent, Responsibilities in Pregnancy, and External Means of Gestation 186
  • Notes 218
  • Index 221
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