The beginning 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.
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.