Bio ethics

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In the article “Are Pregnant Women Fetal Containers”, by Laura Purdy she discusses her philosophical position on abortion. Is the fetus a person? Does the fetus have the moral status of a person, whether technically a person or not? Does the fetus have any moral status at all and if so does this status change during the course of a pregnancy? What is the woman's role in the matter? Is she merely an incubator for …

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…it’s morally wrong to knowingly bring a diseased or handicapped child into the world. A fetus is not a person which does not constitute the society at hand to make choices for the mother who his bearing the infant. Ethics advocate that as individuals we must struggle with the question of the personhood of the fetus, but Purdy makes a strong case for the allowance of abortion because the fetus is not a person.