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Having a Life Versus Being Alive
The author contends that the development of a functioning fetal brain provides the most reasonable demarcation of the beginning of human life for purposes of determining the moral status of the fetus. She bases her ...
The Moral Status of the Human Embryo: A Tradition Recalled
An Anglican theologian contends that the claim to absolute protection for the human embryo from the moment of conception is a recent one in the Roman Catholic moral tradition. Citing pre-classical, classical, biblical, and ...
When Is Termination of Pregnancy During the Third Trimester Morally Justifiable?
The authors argue that selective abortion is morally permissible in the third trimester of pregnancy provided that two conditions are met: (1) that the fetus is afflicted with a disorder that is either incompatible ...
Euthanasia and Law Reform
American College of Physicians Ethics Manual. Part II: Research, Other Ethical Issues, Recommended Reading
(American College of Physicians. Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Ethics, 1984-08)