A Precautionary tale: Separating the infant from the fetus

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dc.contributor.author Torcello, Lawrence
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-05T20:32:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-05T20:32:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Res Publica, vol. 15, issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://ritdml.rit.edu/dspace/handle/1850/5928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/8172
dc.description The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com DOI 10.1007/s11158-008-9060-4 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article confronts growing conservative opposition to abortion based on the claim that abortion is morally equivalent to infanticide. By examining the relationship between moral skepticism and precautionary ethics the article promotes a completely permissive position on abortion from conception to birth while consistently rejecting the possibility that such a position entails permissive implications for infanticide. The article introduces and traces the implicit relationship between moral skepticism, the precautionary principle and political liberalism. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 15 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 1 en_US
dc.subject Abortion en_US
dc.subject Infanticide en_US
dc.subject John Rawls en_US
dc.subject Moral skepticism en_US
dc.subject Political liberalism en_US
dc.subject Precautionary principle en_US
dc.subject Public reason en_US
dc.title A Precautionary tale: Separating the infant from the fetus en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US

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