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Single Idea 7103

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

Full Idea

Most of the debate on abortion focuses on two issues, the mother's assumed right over her body, and the status of the foetus.

Gist of Idea

Abortion issues focus on the mother's right over her body, and the status of the foetus

Source

Daniel Statman (Introduction to Virtue Ethics [1997], 6)

Book Reference

'Virtue Ethics', ed/tr. Statman,Daniel [Edinburgh 1997], p.24


A Reaction

Personally I think society as a whole might have a say (if, perhaps, we are over- or under-populated, or we have a widely accepted state religion, or we are just very shocked). Mother's have virtues and duties as well as rights.