Pregnancy has large impact on mother - physiological and emotional issue may occur - places mothers body at risk. Can abortion be morally right to protect the mothers life?
Issue of conflicting interests-
Danger of death - ectopic pregnancy - will kill both baby and mother
Pregnancy may aggravate existing health problems
Medication for mother during pregnancy is very limited
Self Defence issue-
If pregnancy threatens mothers life - abortion is a defensive measure - unreasonable to sacrifice own life for the life of another (especially when potential)
cardiac condition and burning house analogy - even if fetus has right to life - does not outweigh mothers choice to have an abortion
Violinist example - pregnant woman justified by "unhooking" , even if resulting in its death
Only covers **** - "kidnapped and hooked up to violinist"
Double effect issue sometimes permissible to do a good act knowing it will bring about bad consequences - provided your intentions are moral, you can…