Category Archives: Abortion Cases

A Legal History of Abortion in America

  A.    ≤ 1900 1. Ancient Law (5th BC-4th Cent. AD) Ancient Greeks via Aristotle thought of the “soul” as “mover” of the body. This substance dualist view treated the quickening as the point at which distinctly human life begins. … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Abortion Practices, Contraception Practices, Terms and Definitions | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Ethics of Abortion, History of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is abortion animal abuse?

Biologically speaking, human beings are classified as a kind of animal. Specifically, we are animalia (kingdom), chordata (phylum), mammalia (class), primate (order), hominidae (family), homo (gensus), sapiens (species). Often our status as animals is not terribly helpful in moral or … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Abortion Practices, Ethics of Abortion, History of Abortion, Kinds of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, Terms and Definitions | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Hobby Lobby, Birth Control and Abortion

The recent supreme court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby has reignited a national debate. With wide debate and flared tempers, misinformation abounds. Let us clarify a few things here for the sake of keeping things truthful and hopefully civil. … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Contraception Practices, Ethics of Abortion, Family Planning, History of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, Sex an Sexuality, Terms and Definitions, Uncategorized, When does Life Begin?, Women's Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s Left of ‘My Body, My Right’?

The right to privacy just might be the most widely touted justification for abortion today. Implied within the right to life and to liberty, the concept of “privacy” demarcates the sacred domain of self-possession (my body), autonomy (my choice), and liberty … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Abortion Practices, Contraception Practices, Ethics of Abortion, Family Planning, History of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, Sex an Sexuality, Terms and Definitions, Uncategorized, Women's Issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Human Rights or Person Rights, by: John D. Ferrer

“Human rights” are a major innovation of the modern world. Many trace the inception of this weighty concept to the Magna Carta of the English 13th century. Major statements and variations on human rights have occurred in the French and … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion Cases, Abortion Laws, Abortion Practices, Ethics of Abortion, History of Abortion, Philosophy of Abortion, When does Life Begin? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Abortion in Cases of Rape

In the battle over Abortion, one of the most common kinds of artillery is also the most eviscerating. The issue is over rape-pregnancies. This ammunition is powerful in arguments on abortion since it multiplies two emotionally charged settings together: abortion … Continue reading

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment