PHL 260 The Pro-Choice Argument part 1

Part 1 of the pro-choice moral argument. I begin with a number of preliminary points setting the stage and parameters of the discussion. In this lecture I cover some embryological facts and then go through what are called the feminist quality of life arguments. I begin the not-a-person argument, and finish up those and the no-duty-to-sustain arguments in the next lecture. Lecture in PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University, Spring 2016.

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PHL 260 The Pro-Choice Argument Part 2

In this lecture I cover the the not-a-person and the no-duty-to-sustain arguments used by pro-choice advocates, the text for this lecture is Understanding Abortion: From Mixed Feelings to Rational Thought (Lexington Books, 2012) by Stephen D. Schwarz with Kiki Latimer. I present the arguments as understood by the pro-choice thinkers who represent them, and do my best to respond to student objections as those thinkers might. I covered the Feminist Quality of Life Arguments in the previous week, but am having trouble uploading it. I mention those arguments at the beginning of part 2 of this lecture in the next post. Lecture in PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University, Spring 2016.

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PHL 260 The Pro-Life Argument

In this lecture I cover the pro life arguments presented in the book Understanding Abortion: From Mixed Feelings to Rational Thought (Lexington Books, 2012) by Stephen D. Schwarz with Kiki Latimer. There ensues a discussion about a range of related topics with excellent insights and questions by the students. We explore the arguments further, and discuss embryology, physiology and contraception as related to this overall topic. Lecture in PHL 260 Ethical Issues at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, Spring 2016.

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