Why Abortion is Seriously Wrong: Two Views

  • Donald MarquisEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 110)


The purpose of this essay is to compare the substantial identity argument for the wrongness of abortion to the future of value argument for its wrongness. Both arguments take for granted the standard moral judgment that it is wrong intentionally to end the lives of innocent post-natal children and adults.


Rational Agency Major Premise Substantial Identity Biological Life Minor Premise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KansasLawrenceUSA

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