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Single Idea 20619

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / F. Life Issues / 3. Abortion]

Full Idea

One group may consider abortion as a decision to end a life, while another may regard it as the decision not to start one.

Gist of Idea

Is abortion the ending of a life, or a decision not to start one?


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 8 'Hard I')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.198

A Reaction

An early foetus is 'life', but is it 'a life'? Is a blade of grass 'a life'? Is a cell in a body 'a life'?