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Medical Ethics Fall 2010 Essay #1 Reproduction, Birth, and Death In light of our readings and class discussions concerning the issues of abortion, assisted reproduction, and euthanasia, write an essay on one of the following topics: 1. Is abortion ever morally permissible? In some circumstances but not all? By some means but not by others? Why or why not? 2. Is assisted reproduction ever morally permissible? In some circumstances but not all? By some means but not by others? Why or why not? 3. Is physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia ever morally permissible? In some circumstances but not all? By some means but not by others? Why or why not? As part of your work in the essay, you should provide some analysis of the assigned readings concerning your topic, but I encourage you to make use of any additional sources (of reasonable
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Unformatted text preview: scientific and/or philosophical quality) that you believe will help you present and defend your own view of the moral issue in question. In your essay, be sure to give attention both to the reasons that support your argument and to any potential reasons that work against your argument. A strongly argued essay will be able to deal effectively with both sides of the issue. Date due: Tuesday, 21 September 2010, in class Length: 4-6 pages; typed; double-spaced. Please keep a backup copy on disk. Do not use any materials, published or unpublished, that you do not cite. Anything said in class discussion is public property and need not be cited....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PHIL 321 taught by Professor Mr.turner during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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