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Utilitarianism and Perspectives on Abortion
A review of several perspectives on the controversial issue of abortion.
# 129264 | 3,500 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Hot Topics (Abortion) , Ethics (General)


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The paper relates that abortion is an issue that has been debated ever since it became possible to perform them, particularly, since the rise of practical ethics in the 1960s (Sumner). The paper explains that two polarised camps have emerged, with one (the liberal camp) fervently in favour of abortion and the other (the conservative camp) heatedly opposed, and, medical ethicists have debated the topic vigorously (albeit inconclusively). The paper examines how in his important work, "Abortion and Moral Theory", Sumner takes an essentially utilitarian approach towards the subject.

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"Abortion is an issue that has been debated ever since it became possible to perform them. In particular, it has been hotly debated since the rise of practical ethics in the 1960s. (Sumner) Two polarised camps have emerged, with one (the liberal camp) fervently in favour of abortion and the other (the conservative camp) heatedly opposed. In addition, medical ethicists have debated the topic vigorously (albeit inconclusively). In his important work, "Abortion and Moral Theory", Sumner takes an essentially utilitarian approach towards the subject. However, philosophers such as Winkler and Hoffmaster have applied serious and important criticisms to..."

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