Christopher Kaczor, The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Author(s): David DeGrazia. Source: Ethics, Vol. , No. Buy The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) 1 by Christopher Kaczor (ISBN. The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human. Life, and the Question of Justice . Christopher Kaczor. Loyola Marymount University. Follow this and additional.

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Request removal from index. Kaczor shows that the unborn is a human being, argues against all of the common “personhood” objections including sentience, viability, desires, consciousness, etc.

Alward – – Journal of Medical Ethics 28 2: I also enjoyed the chapter refuting bodily rights. It is easy to read, deeply thoughtful, and constructive. Kamm – – Oxford University Press. Christopher Kaczor Loyola Marymount University. Kaczor’s book on abortion is a rather surprising one, and that’s a good thing.

If you chrixtopher interested in learning about the best in pro-life argumentation, you owe it to yourself to read Kaczor’s book. Customers who bought this item also bought. Jason Zarri – manuscript.

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

Routledge; 1 edition September 10, Language: It is very current, scholarly, and detailed. Kaczor also interacts with questions such as asking if contraception is the same thing as abortion. Nevertheless, Kaczor’s book contains much good material. abortino

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Would such a technology be morally permissible to utilize and would it end the abortion debate? Chemical Abortion in Australia. Kaczor’s final chapter looks at the question of artificial wombs.


Therefore, it will be false that all humans have the right to life. Barbara Hewson – – Journal of Medical Ethics 27 suppl 2: Routledge Annals of Bioethics Paperback: In other words, appealing to the writings of the best pro-choicers, he sees no reason why they would disprove of such a technology and argue that a woman still may abort the child.

Kaczor’s book is divided hhe chapters most of which have titles of the form “Does Personhood Begin at X?

A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy. Furthermore, one wonders why the right to life cannot be an equal right that one obtains by meeting some performance threshold, just as all students who pass their junior year in high school have the equal right to enroll for their senior year, whether they passed their junior year with flying colors or barely eked out passing grades.

Judith Thomson’s famous defense of abortion does not succeed. Showing of 9 reviews. Request removal from index. It was a very interesting read, and a concept that I hadn’t given much thought to before.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He also discusses Thomson’s famous defense of abortion and “hard cases”.

“The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question o” by Christopher Kaczor

Kaczor’s book is systematically outlined to go through all the arguments that he can. Kaczor treats ‘is a person’ as synonymous with ‘has a serious right to life’. Sign in Create an account.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Its greatest virtue is eethics insightful discussion of the most important pro-choice literature from the past twenty years.


Any serious defense of Kaczor’s major premise requires dealing with these standard objections. It certainly will not persuade those who wonder whether Kaczor’s appeal to equality considerations to justify the right to life of all human beings is consistent with the view that the permanently comatose may have a different read ‘lesser’ right to life than the rest of us.

Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. Updates and Revisions to the Second Edition include: One argument that was interesting in the context of JJT’s violinist analogy was an argument which said that if you have a right to unhook yourself from the violinist, the violinist has the right to unhook himself from you kcazor well. Bertha Alvarez Manninen – – Hypatia 28 3: In Defense of Eating Meat.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The difficulty that Kaczor discusses fhristopher giving an adequate and non-arbitrary account of the capacity to exhibit psychological traits that, on the one hand, excludes fetuses and, on the other hand, includes all of those individuals past infancy who have the right to life. Indeed, perhaps it is not wrong rhe all. Learn chrisgopher about Amazon Prime. Nevertheless, it does imply that the major premise of the syllogism that Kaczor endorses as the basis for his view should be rejected.