After-birth Abortion. Why Should the Baby Live?

Alberto Giubilini, Francesca Minerva

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    Abstract

    Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call 'after-birth abortion' (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)261-263
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
    Volume39
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2013

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    Giubilini, Alberto ; Minerva, Francesca. / After-birth Abortion. Why Should the Baby Live?. In: Journal of Medical Ethics. 2013 ; Vol. 39, No. 5. pp. 261-263.
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