Ethical theories ABORTION

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  • Ethical theories addressing issues of abortion.
    • Utilitarian ethics
      • Hedonic calculator- weighs up pain and pleasure (depending on the views of the sentience of the foetus
      • Preference- weighs up the possible preferences of the foetus, mother and society.
      • Ideal- maximise justice and the greatest good
      • Welfare- weighs up other medical needs such as psychological harm
    • Natural Law Ethics
      • Double effect- permits some terminations of pregnancies
      • Life is a gift from the moment of conception
      • God is the first and final cause of all human life
      • Humans have an absolute duty to protect innocent life
  • QUALITY OF LIFE
    • Utilitarian ethics
      • Hedonic calculator- weighs up pain and pleasure (depending on the views of the sentience of the foetus
      • Preference- weighs up the possible preferences of the foetus, mother and society.
      • Ideal- maximise justice and the greatest good
      • Welfare- weighs up other medical needs such as psychological harm
    • Ethical theories addressing issues of abortion.
      • Natural Law Ethics
        • Double effect- permits some terminations of pregnancies
        • Life is a gift from the moment of conception
        • God is the first and final cause of all human life
        • Humans have an absolute duty to protect innocent life
  • SANCTITY OF LIFE
    • QUALITY OF LIFE

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