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Unformatted text preview: Access Connections.lnk Lawrence M. Hinman, Ph.D. http://ethicsmatters.net 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman Abortion: An Overview of the Ethical Issues Lawrence M. Hinman, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy Co-Director, Center for Ethics in Science & Technology University of San Diego Larry at EthicsMatters dot net 2/5/11 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman 11 Ethics Matters Access Connections.lnk 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman Introduction Abortion is the most difficult and controversial moral issues we will consider. Listen to both sides, even if that is difficult to do. Both sides have important moral insights, even if ultimately these insights are outweighed by the insights of the other side. The goal of this presentation is not to convince you to accept one position or the other, but to help you to understand both side. 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman 22 Access Connections.lnk 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman The Rhetoric of Abortion Discussions Beware of the labels Pro-life and Pro-choice. They imply that the other side is against life or against choice. They ignore the nuances in a persons position. 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman 33 Access Connections.lnk 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman The Empirical Picture Two principal sources of data: CDC abortion stats, 2005 Guttmacher stats, 2008 Data tend to be incomplete Overall in US, number of abortions is decreasing. 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman 44 About 1.25 M in 2005 . Access Connections.lnk 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman Pregnancy & Intentions In the United States: 49% of pregnancies were unintended (2006) Of unintended pregnancies, 49% ended in abortions Unintended pregnancies increased among poor women, decreased among financially well-off women. Unintended pregnancies increased among black and Hispanic women. 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman 55 Access Connections.lnk 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman Reasons given for abortions 2/5/11 (c) Lawrence M. Hinman 66 Concern for/responsibility to other individuals 74% Cannot afford a baby now 73% A baby would interfere with school/ employment/ability to care for dependents...
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