International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Philosophy | India | Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019


Are Fetuses Being with any Moral Rights? A Perspective from Abortion

Dr. Koyel Koley


Abstract: : The fetus destined to be born rather than aborted has become increasingly an object of medical and moral concern. The debate over fetal surgery, fetal rights, and maternal-fetal conflicts raises important ethical questions concerning the moral status of the fetus. The liberals doubt think that the fetuses should have moral rights at conception, and the conservatives challenges the liberal position. The paper pointed out five characteristics of personhood following Mary Anne Warrens view. I have shown the pro-life and pro-choice belief of when personhood begins. The pro-life believe that human personhood begins at conception, whereas the pro-choice holds contrary view is that personhood develops later during pregnancy or at childbirth. Finally, the paper concludes considering that there is no moral difference between a fetus and a born child as we cannot draw any line in its continuous development.


Keywords: Key wordsContinuous development, Conception, Personhood, Pro-choice, Pro-life


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019,


Pages: 1024 - 1026


How to Cite this Article?

Dr. Koyel Koley, "Are Fetuses Being with any Moral Rights? A Perspective from Abortion", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=ART20195225, Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019, 1024 - 1026

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