Pro-Choice Philosopher Has Baby: Reflections on Fetal Life

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6 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMotherhood - Philosophy for Everyone
Subtitle of host publicationThe Birth of Wisdom
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781444330281
StatePublished - Aug 13 2010


  • Acknowledging pregnant women's pain - sufferings, on the loss of fetal life during abortions
  • Argument in favor of abortion rights - not depriving the fetus, moral status or a right to life
  • Christine Overall's writings - Human Reproduction - Principles, Practices, and Policies
  • McFall, Shimp, and Thomson's ailing violinist
  • Possibility of being pro-choice and still displaying - respect and reverence for intrauterine life
  • Pregnancy - before and after
  • Pro-choice philosopher - babies, and reflections on fetal life
  • Pro-choice, not meaning pro-abortion
  • Reconciling pro-choice stance - with a new respect for fetal life
  • Support for Thomson's thesis - appealing to Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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