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Entries Tagged as 'Susan Sherwin'

Abortion and the Morality of Feticide: Part II

February 16th, 2011 155 Comments

In my last post, Abortion and the Morality of Feticide: Part I, I briefly sketched an argument against feticide, [1] It is wrong to kill a human being without justification; [2] A fetus is a human being; [3] In the case of feticide (at least in the majority of cases) insufficient or no justification is forthcoming. […]

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During, Sherwin & Hutchison on Backstreet Abortion

November 21st, 2009 6 Comments

Recently Madeleine was on a TV panel discussion regarding the issue of abortion and parental notification/consent which will go to air in the next week. During the ensuing dialogue Dr Paul Hutchinson, National Party Member of Parliament for Hunua, specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and former member of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, raised the famous […]

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Abortion and Child Abuse

November 27th, 2008 1 Comment

Bloggers WhaleOil and David Farrar are in disagreement over some comments made by Garth George in the New Zealand Herald regarding abortion and child abuse. Garth George says: I have said it before and I say it again: The number one cause of abuse against women and children is abortion. David Farrar says: I disagree. […]

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October 2nd, 2007 4 Comments

A common argument claims that a fetus is not a human being until it is capable of surviving independently of another individual. Prior to this period, it does not have an independent existence from its mother; hence killing it is not homicide. This position is common in many legal and ethical arguments about the morality […]

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