ABORTION AND INFANTICIDE TOOLEY PDF

What Is a Person? This essay deals with the question of the morality of abortion and infanticide. The fundamental ethical objection traditionally advanced against these practices rests on the contention that human fetuses and infants have a right to life. It is this claim which will be the focus of attention here. The basic issue to be discussed, then, is what properties a thing must possess in order to have a right to life.

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KIE: Sommers takes strong issue with the thesis of Michael Tooley's book, Abortion and Infanticide New York: Oxford University Press; --that there is nothing seriously wrong with painlessly killing human infants, even those that are healthy and normal.

She reviews Tooley's arguments about what constitutes personhood and his contention that human infants first become "quasi-persons" at the age of three months, then recommmends that opponents of infanticide meet his challenge on different grounds--that the human infant is distinctive in being the product of responsible persons who are morally committed to its care "on arrival. This site needs JavaScript to work properly.

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