The Application of Applied Ethics to Abortion

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Essay #: 051886
Total text length is 14,597 characters (approximately 10.1 pages).

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The application of applied ethics to abortion
Introduction
This paper will look at both sides of the abortion issue and argue that abortion is permissible in the early (first trimester) of pregnancy but morally repellent in the third trimester because the child can respire outside the womb; furthermore, there are strong philosophical arguments that abortion done out of convenience diminishes the value and sacredness of human life. Over the next several pages, this essay will do the following things: it will compose an argument favouring abortion using the principle of utilitarianism as articulated by Peter Singer; it will subsequently compose an argument opposing abortion that resists on deontology as defined by Immanuel Kant; finally, the...
The end:
.....human benevolence.      
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