Single Idea 4667

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 3. Abortion]

Full Idea

How would we react to abortion if mothers had transparent wombs, so that foetuses were visible?

Gist of Idea

How would we judge abortion if mothers had transparent wombs?


Jonathan Glover (Causing Death and Saving Lives [1977], 9.3)

Book Reference

Glover,Jonathan: 'Causing Death and Saving Lives' [Penguin 1982], p.125

A Reaction

Nice. Ultrasound scans have done this. The feeling of 'quickening' has always made a difference. Should these empathies affect our judgements?