Journal of Medical Ethics 39 (5):296-298 (2013)

This is a response to Giubilini and Minerva arguing that, on the basis of the similar moral status of the fetus and infant, infanticide is justifiable for many of the same reasons that justify abortion. It argues that, although the authors are correct in claiming the logical connection between abortion and infanticide, they are mistaken in their moral anthropology and so misunderstand which way the reasoning should cut. It concludes with an exhortation—especially to fellow pro-lifers—to have a different kind of discourse on these matters
Keywords info:mesh/Infanticide  info:mesh/Value of Life  info:mesh/Humans  info:mesh/Abortion, Induced  info:mesh/Fetal Viability  info:mesh/Beginning of Human Life  info:mesh/Moral Obligations  info:mesh/Personhood  Humans   Abortion, Induced   Fetal Viability   Infanticide   Adoption   Moral Obligations   Personhood   Beginning of Human Life   Value of Life  info:mesh/Adoption
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DOI 10.1136/medethics-2012-100617
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