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Religion and Ecology

George Rupp

in Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A global quest for inclusive communities inescapably must struggle with conflict situations worldwide, but it in the end unavoidably must also engage the most encompassing challenge that confronts ... More


Is Roe Viable?

Laurie Shrage

in Abortion and Social Responsibility: Depolarizing the Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153095
eISBN:
9780199870615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515309X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Examines criticisms and defenses of the “viability” criterion, which was introduced in Roe v. Wade to mark the cutoff for nontherapeutic abortions. The viability criterion opened a six‐month window ... More


Abortion

Bonnie Steinbock

in Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195341621
eISBN:
9780199897131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341621.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This identifies the major views on abortion and argue that the interest view is superior to them all. The conservative view ascribes moral status on a seemingly arbitrary feature, namely, species ... More


The Necessity Defense

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

in Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Nearly all of the existing uses that humans make of animals, their products and their body parts are plainly unjustified, because humans can thrive without such use of animals. By contrast, most ... More


Reproductive Servitude

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

in Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Although abortion of a sentient fetus may sometimes be immoral, the law ought not to forbid such abortions because abortion bans conscript women into reproductive servitude. Laying hens and cows are ... More


Premature and Compromised Neonates

Ian R. Holzman

in Medicine and Social Justice: Essays on the Distribution of Health Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199744206
eISBN:
9780190267551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744206.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores health care resource allocation issues and ethical problems related to premature and compromised neonates. Neonatal intensive care is expensive, and decisions about treatment ... More


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