PHL 304, Week 1 Notes Part 2
PHL 304, Week 1 Notes Part 2 PHL 304
Popular in Contemporary Moral Problems
Popular in Philosophy (introduction to bioethics)
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Zeba Khetani on Wednesday September 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHL 304 at University of Texas at Austin taught by Dr. Charles Krecz in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 2 views. For similar materials see Contemporary Moral Problems in Philosophy (introduction to bioethics) at University of Texas at Austin.
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08-31-16 PHL 304 1. Weak v. strong moral judgement 2. Moral v. legal judgement 3. Application to abortion a. To what extent should abortion be legally permissible? b. To what extent should abortion be morally permissible? c. Do you have a legal obligation to have an abortion? i. China’s one child policy forces some women to have an abortion d. Do you have a moral obligation to have an abortion? i. Doctor advises against the pregnancy 4. Abortion: putative (generally considered) factors a. Status of fetus i. Ontological- state of being 1. From the moment of conception 2. When it’s viable ii. Social-legal b. Rights of woman i. Is the woman’s right more important than the fetus’right? c. Health of woman i. Physical health 1. Woman is in danger if she gives birth 2. Girl is raped and her body is not physically ready to have a baby ii. Mental health in cases of rape, incest, etc. d. State of fetus i. Mentally/physically “normal” ii. Gender (China, India) e. Rights of father i. Rarely discussed ii. Legally no say in woman’s abortion f. Conditions of conception i. Voluntary? (rape) ii. Knowledgeable? (Don’t know sex = pregnancy) iii. Willing? (Took the pill, didn’t work) g. Financial status i. Wouldn’t be able to provide for the baby ii. State has no ﬁnancial obligation h. Number of children in family i. Age of woman i. Dangerous if the woman is old and/or it’s her ﬁrst ii. Dangerous if woman is too young and her body isn’t developed j. Family support i. Family member willing to help out (ﬁnancially, raising the child, etc.) k. Stage of pregnancy i. How far along is she? ii. The sooner the better l. Type of abortion i. Access to safe abortion (no hole in the walls) m. Previous abortions i. Drug abusers ii. How many times is too many? i. Drug abusers ii. How many times is too many? iii. Is the ﬁfth time any worse than the ﬁrst? 2