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The Coathanger Argument

What is the “Coathanger Argument”?[1] One of the commonly spouted, earnestly supported, eagerly shouted arguments for the pro-choice position is the coathanger argument. Heavy laden with emotion, and with at least some evidential support, this argument is one of the … 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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What’s Left of ‘My Body, My Right’?

The right to privacy just might be the most widely touted┬ájustification 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

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