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Is Consent to Sex Consent to Pregnancy?

One of the pivotal conceptual keys to the abortion debate is whether and how sex relates to pregnancy. Specifically, are people consenting to pregnancy when they consent to sex? Pro-lifers typically assert a strong and ethically charged relation where consent … Continue reading

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Can children-in-utero feel pain?

The Pain Capable Act (HR 1797, “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”), effectively banning abortion after 20 weeks, just passed the house this May (2015) and is set to go before the Senate. As of today it’s being reviewed in … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Safe?

Some pro-choice advocates suggest that abortion should be “safe, rare, and legal.” But what if it’s not safe at all? Well, the abortion-choice advocate┬ácan point out that maternal deaths have gone down significantly in the history of abortion. Medically “safe” … Continue reading

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The Injustice Argument Against Abortion

Pro-choice advocates are known to argue for abortion access on the basis of sexism in history, namely, women have been oppressed and marginalized over the ages and chief among these are traditional role expectations in patriarchal (male-centered) societies. Abortion, in … Continue reading

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American Board of Physician Specialties: Code of Ethics (8 March 2015)–A Critique in Light of Abortion Practice

As a Diplomat of a recognized Specialty Board affiliated with the American Board of Physician Specialties, I pledge to: Maintain the highest standard of personal conduct Promote and encourage the highest level of medical ethics in medicine Maintain loyalty to … Continue reading

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What about Rape and Incest?

Several “problem cases” typically arise when considering the ethics of abortion. Key among these is rape and incest. Should not abortion be legal if the woman was raped or the victim of incest? Good question. In cases of rape one … Continue reading

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The Principles of Medical Ethics (The American Medical Association, 2001), w/ Commentary

[Comments following the document] I. Preamble The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first … Continue reading

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