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It Is Human? Do We Care?

  • Ann Furedi
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Abstract

The status of the fetus cannot be easily set aside, however much we prefer to focus on the woman. Arguments that the fetus has its own claim to life, even its own rights, chip away at support for women’s reproductive choice. They unsettle many politicians and policy makers, and make some doctors—even those who are willing to provide abortion to the limits of the law—feel uneasy.

Keywords

Human Life Moral Status Human Embryo Moral Standing Species Membership 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Furedi
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  1. 1.British Pregnancy Advisory ServiceFavershamUK

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