The Moral Significance of Birth

@article{Warren1989TheMS,
  title={The Moral Significance of Birth},
  author={M. Warren},
  journal={Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy},
  year={1989},
  volume={4},
  pages={46-65}
}
  • M. Warren
  • Published 1989
  • Sociology
  • Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy
Does birth make a difference to the moral rights of the fetus /infant? Should it make a difference to its legal rights? Most contemporary philosophers believe that birth cannot make a difference to moral rights. If this is true, then it becomes difficult to justify either a moral or a legal distinction between late abortion and infanticide. I argue that the view that birth is irrelevant to moral rights rests upon two highly questionable assumptions about the theoretical foundations of moral… Expand
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