Fathers and Fetuses

  title={Fathers and Fetuses},
  author={George Washington Harris},
  pages={594 - 603}
  • G. Harris
  • Published 1 April 1986
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
Harris postulates that in certain instances it would be morally impermissible for a woman to have an abortion because it would be a wrongful harm to the father and a violation of his autonomy. He constructs and analyzes five cases chosen to elucidate the moral issues involved and concludes that, for a man to lay claim to the fetus being his in a sense that the mother is obligated to respect, the fetus must be the result of his having pursued a legitimate interest in procreation in a morally… 

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