What follows is an outline of Mary Anne Warren’s 1973 piece, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion.” It is a classic of the literature and is still reprinted in college textbooks. Continue reading Summary of Mary Anne Warren’s “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion”
Stella Browne, a pioneering feminist, campaigned for the liberalization of abortion law.
Thomson’s (T) imaginative examples and controversial conclusions have made “A Defense of Abortion“ perhaps “the most widely reprinted essay in all of contemporary philosophy.” Continue reading Summary of Judith Jarvis Thomson’s, “A Defense of Abortion”
“Why Abortion Is Immoral” is the most celebrated pro-life piece in the literature. Marquis (M) begins by noting that few philosophers think abortion is immoral, in fact, the pro-life position has almost no contemporary philosophical support Continue reading Summary and Critique of Don Marquis’ “Why Abortion is Immoral”
Over the next few days, I will outline two famous pro-life and two famous pro-choice articles. For the record, a strong majority of professional philosophers support the pro-choice view. Continue reading Summary of John T. Noonan’s, “An Almost Absolute Value in History”