Abortion pp 309-324 | Cite as

The Abortion Debate

Is Progress Possible?
  • Daniel Callahan
Part of the The Hastings Center Series in Ethics book series (HCSE)


Abortion, I once thought with the confidence in rationality of a young philosopher, was a moral issue much like any other. Given enough careful thought and ethical sensitivity, it could find an adequate resolution. As a political issue, I believed, it was no less subject to a solution. If the opposing parties would pay due attention to the convictions of their opponents, giving a bit here and there, then a decent compromise could be worked out, in the great tradition of American brokerage politics.


Ethical Sensitivity Moral Choice Illegal Abortion Prolife Group Abortion Debate 
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© The Hastings Center 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Callahan
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  1. 1.The Hastings CenterHastings-on-HudsonUSA

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