Abortion

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What is an abortion?
The deliberate termination of a pregnancy
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What does UK law say about abortion?
Have to have 2 Dr's consent & must be before 24 weeks
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What did Pope Paul VI say about human life?
"Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception"
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What did Mary Anne Warren say you have to have to be classified as a person?
Sentience, emotionality, reason, capacity to communicate, self awareness, moral agency
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What did Thomas Hobbs say about humans?
We are brutes tamed by society
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What did John Lock say about humans?
We start off as a blank slate
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What does Natural Law say about abortion?
It's unacceptable except in the case of double effect
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What does Kant say about abortion?
Unclear if we have a duty to be a parent, never use humans as a means to an end- does a foetus count?
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What does Bentham say about abortion?
If it makes more people happy then it's acceptable
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What does Mill say about abortion?
Better to be a human dissatisfied. If the child will be born with a severe learning disability then it's acceptable
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What does Singer say about abortion?
A foetus doesn't have a preference- only consider the preferences of the parents but if they can't agree they have to make a decision they both agree on
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