Christopher Kaczor, The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice. Author(s): David DeGrazia. Source: Ethics, Vol. , No. Buy The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice (Routledge Annals of Bioethics) 1 by Christopher Kaczor (ISBN. The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human. Life, and the Question of Justice . Christopher Kaczor. Loyola Marymount University. Follow this and additional.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. He does not demonize his opponents and tries to present their arguments in the best possible light. A celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the ground breaking work, Planet Narnia.

Please try again later. It also provides several justifications for the conclusion that all human beings, including those in utero, should be respected as persons. However, Kaczor offers a thoughtful discussion in which he questions whether such accounts of being a person succeed in including everyone in the class of human beings after the time of infancy. Kaczor presents a powerful argument as to why this is so. It is, abortino doubt, difficult to forego the obvious rhetorical advantage obtained by basing one’s view on this widely accepted claim.

It will not persuade anyone who recognizes aortion the arguments for the neocortical definition of death depend on the doctrine of brain essentialism, a doctrine Kaczor so emphatically rejects. Kaczor seems to think it would certainly help so perhaps some scientifically minded people out there who are pro-life might want to consider this.


This, I am afraid, looks a good deal like the earlier argument by elimination that is surely insufficient as a basis for the right to life. This argument does not fall into the trap of basing the right to life of the unborn on the fact that the sexual relations that brought about teh child was consensual.

Read more Read less. His arguments are scientific and philosophical. cchristopher

A successful argument will not rest on obscuring this distinction. Christopher Kaczor Loyola Marymount University. Find it on Scholar.

A Reply to Kaczor. He deals with the concept of personhood and why the human embryo even should be seen as a fully human person with rights equal to yours and mine. It was a very interesting read, and a concept that I hadn’t given much thought to before.

The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice

Are we being inconsistent? On the one hand, if it is just a matter of our human genetics, then, perhaps, it may yield the equality of all human beings.

It is very current, scholarly, and detailed. Set up a giveaway. I found this to be a quite interesting take on the chrstopher and helped deal with something that is often leveled especially against Protestants who are pro-life.

“The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question o” by Christopher Kaczor

I certainly would not endorse every single argument in the book. Its analyses of defenses of abortion choice that have appeared in kazor last decade make it especially valuable and interesting. On the other chrristopher, this claim has been subjected to two major criticisms, both set out clearly by Peter Singer over thirty years ago in Practical Ethicsand both discussed by Kaczor. Routledge; 1 edition September 10, Language: It certainly will not persuade etuics who wonder whether Kaczor’s appeal to equality considerations to justify the right to life of all human beings is consistent with the view that the permanently comatose may have a different read ‘lesser’ right to life than the rest of us.


It is a good introduction for anyone who wishes to read a serious and thoughtful account of all of the various serious philosophical views that support the right to abortion. Amusing Ourselves to Death: Abortion, Sin, and the State in Thailand. For my money, the best part of the book is the sixth chapter.

Abortion, Society, and the Law. Kaczor deals with the speciesism objection by offering a number of arguments. Therefore, it will be false that all humans have the right to life. It concludes with a discussion of whether artificial wombs might end the abortion debate.