Women's rights arguments against abortion not all who support women's rights support abortion, and many of them are active in trying to promote practical solutions to the causes that drive women. What would kant say about abortion november 15, 2011 bill pratt 33 comments one of kant’s most lasting contributions to philosophy was in the field of ethics he believed that moral laws could be derived from reason, and that all immoral behavior was, therefore, unreasonable or irrational mind-body theory (22) miracles (29.
This essay is an analysis of abortion in utilitarian terms compared to some writings on abortion, it is very short and it is short for good reason: utilitarianism really has very little to say on this issue intuitionists will predictably take this as proof of the inadequacy of utilitarianism. Ethics resources for students and teachers ocr a level rs philosophy and ethics ethical theories include kant, natural law, situation ethics, virtue ethics and utilitarianism ethical responses to abortion what is abortion noble, courageous people campaigning against abortion again, the status of the foetus is key here would a. The ethics of abortion for purposes of our discussion we will be defining ‘abortion’ as follows: abortion = deliberate removal (or deliberate action to cause the expulsion) of a fetus from the womb of a human female, at the request of or through the agency of the mother, so as in fact to result in the death of the fetus.
Arguments against abortion from the perspective of deontological ethics the horizon of deontological ethics is based on a different understanding of the essence of humanity, or what we call human nature. Philosophical investigations into the abortion issue the nature of the problem click here for the current state of uk law on abortion an embryo is defined as biological human life from 14 days to eight weeks a foetus is defined as biological life from eight weeks to birth.
Listed are a few ethical arguments for and against abortion: the abortion debate is vast enough and one cannot really defend a particular ethical position as the nature and the scope of debate is.
Ethical theories and their foundations bus 670 michael burton october 26, 2010 abstract ethical theories have existed for many years and are regularly challenged and debated by scholars and religions the following paper will discuss four main ethical theories – rights theory, justice theory, utilitarianism, and profit maximization.