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Single Idea 4674

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 3. Abortion]

Full Idea

I think it is always right for a qualified person capable of performing an abortion to do so when requested by the mother.

Gist of Idea

It is always right for a qualified person to perform an abortion when requested by the mother


Jonathan Glover (Causing Death and Saving Lives [1977], 11.4)

Book Reference

Glover,Jonathan: 'Causing Death and Saving Lives' [Penguin 1982], p.144

A Reaction

There seems to be a question if the father is vehemently opposed. Glover concedes the right of a doctor to refuse. What if it is late in pregnancy, the baby will be instantly adopted, and the mother's motive seems malicious?