On the moral and legal status of abortion.

  title={On the moral and legal status of abortion.},
  author={M. Warren},
  journal={The Monist},
  volume={57 1},
  • M. Warren
  • Published 1973
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Monist
1 We will be concerned with both the moral status of abortion, which for our purposes we may define as the act that a woman performs in voluntarily terminating, or allowing another person to terminate, her pregnancy, and the legal status that is appropriate for this act. I will argue that, while it is not possible to produce a satisfactory defense of a woman’s right to obtain an abortion without showing that a fetus is not a human being, in the morally relevant sense of that term, we ought not… Expand

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