Lesson 4 - Abortion

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/25/11 Lesson 4: Abortion PHIL 1304: Morality and Justice Fall 2010 Prof. Matt King
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1/25/11 Plan for Today 1. Intro to abortion a. Background empirical facts a. The moral problem 2. Traditional argument vs. abortion
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1/25/11 Necessary Background l Fetuses are human beings l Abortion is the killing of a fetus l Killing persons is presumptively
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1/25/11 Empirical Data l In the US: Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended l 40% of these are terminated by abortion l about 22% of all pregnancies are ended by abortion (excluding miscarriages) Average from 1973-2005 is ~1.4 million abortions a year
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1/25/11 Empirical Data When women have abortions < 9 wks 9-10 11-12 Within 1st Trimest 13- 15 16-20 21 or more Why women have abortions 75% & 75% & dependents 50% & don’t want to be a single parent or have troubles with husband/partner These are important if you think the reasons for killing something matter to moral permissibility
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