Category Archives: Abortion – Classics

Summary of Mary Anne Warren’s “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion”


The United States Supreme Court membership in 1973 at the time of Roe v. Wade.

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”

Summary and Critique of Don Marquis’ “Why Abortion is Immoral”

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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”