Making a Case for Stricter Abortion Laws

  • Henrik Friberg-Fernros

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Henrik Friberg-Fernros
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  3. Henrik Friberg-Fernros
    Pages 21-54
  4. Henrik Friberg-Fernros
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  5. Henrik Friberg-Fernros
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 103-105

About this book


This book questions how abortion laws can be regulated in a time when abortion rights are still subject to intense debate.

It addresses objections to basing abortion law on considerations of moral risk, presents two anti-abortion arguments – the deprivation argument and the substance view – to demonstrate the risk of permitting abortion, and discusses the moral risk of restricting access to abortion when it may unjustifiably harm women. The author also shows how welfare states can address the negative effects of restrictive abortion laws by preventive, mitigative and compensatory measures.

This is a thought-provoking and challenging book that will be of great interest to those considering abortion laws across the fields of medical ethics, bioethics, moral philosophy, law and politics.


ethics reproduction fetus state freedom individual Substance View women Deprivation argument

Authors and affiliations

  • Henrik Friberg-Fernros
    • 1
  1. 1.Political Science DepartmentUniversity of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57290-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57291-8
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