Personal bodily rights, abortion, and unplugging the violinist.

  title={Personal bodily rights, abortion, and unplugging the violinist.},
  author={Francis Beckwith},
  journal={International philosophical quarterly : IPQ},
  volume={32 1 Issue 125},
  • F. Beckwith
  • Published 1 February 1992
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • International philosophical quarterly : IPQ
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