Abortion and the Death of the Fetus
Ross, Steven L.
Philosophy and Public Affairs. 1982 Summer; 11(3): 232-245.
Abortion is conceptualized as encompassing two aspects: ending the physical dependency relationship the fetus has to the mother, and terminating the life of the fetus. Analysis of the unique nature of the mother-fetus and mother-child relationship leads to the conclusion that both the act of abortion and the pregnant woman's decision to seek the death of the fetus can be logically justified. (KIE abstract)