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Author Lee, Patrick, 1952-

Title Abortion & unborn human life / Patrick Lee
Edition Second edition
Published Washington, District of Columbia : Catholic University of America Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages)
Contents Do unborn human beings become persons after birth? -- Do unborn human beings become persons during gestation? -- When do individual human beings come to be? -- Is abortion justified as nonintentional killing? -- Consequentialist arguments
Summary Since 1990 WHEN the first edition of Abortion and Unborn Human Life appeared, the debate about the morality of abortion has not subsided. From the standpoint of philosophy many issues have become clearer. Accordingly, Patrick Lee confirms his position that unborn human beings have an equal and inherent dignity and are subjects of basic rights from the moment of fertilization. In a calm and philosophically sophisticated manner, he presents a powerful case for the pro-life position and a serious challenge to all of the main philosophical arguments on behalf of the pro-choice position. Lee's method is strictly philosophical, with special attention given to authors in the broadly analytical school of thought. In this second edition, Lee provides significant updates in view of recent developments
"Readers looking for a succinct and narrowly defined philosophical argument against abortion will find this book appealing. It is useful as a review of the past several decades of philosophical debate on abortion, and it may help readers understand how lines get drawn in such philosophical debate."
"A very good book on the abortion question. Lee's methods are rigorous and exact, his writing accessibly clear. This book is, therefore, an especially welcome contribution to a field of enquiry in which these two qualities are rarely found in combination."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Abortion, Induced -- ethics
Embryo, Mammalian
Ethical Analysis
RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Abortion -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780813218069