Category Archives: Scholarly Reviews

A Simple Answer to a Burning Question

If you were inside of a burning fertility clinic, and you had to choose between saving a toddler versus saving 1,000 frozen embryos, which would you pick? This is the thought experiment renewed in popular conversation by comedian, writer, and social … 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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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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15 Anti-Abortion Arguments

Picture by: Unknown (accessed 6 May 2013 at: http://www.byrdnick.com/archives/3263#comment-175) Arguments Against Abortion (c) John D. Ferrer, 6 May 2013 The Overall Argument Premise 1) Legality, where possible, should line up with morality. Premise 2) Abortion-on-demand is immoral yet can banned. Conclusion) Therefore … Continue reading

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Abortion News

Boycotts Looming For Eden Foods over “Hobby-Lobby-esque” Contraception Coverage (18 July 2014) Congress Blocks Bill to Restore Contraceptive Coverage in Wake of Hobby Lobby Case (16 July 2014) Abortion Clinic Protections Proposed in Massachusetts (14 July 2014) High School Sophomore … Continue reading

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Judith Jarvis Thomson’s “A Defense of Abortion”

This famous monumental defense of abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson predates the Roe v. Wade decision by almost two years. In this article submitted to Philosophy & Public Affairs (Vol. 1, no. 1 [Fall 1971]), Thomson argues by various analogies that … Continue reading

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Scholarly Reviews, more on the Way

Nathan Nobis’ Review of Francis Beckwith’s, “Defending Life” (19 May 2011) Frank Beckwith, “Defending Abortion Philosophically: A Review of David Boonin’s A Defense of Abortion” was originall published in Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 31 (2006):177–203

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