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The Moral Significance of the Foetus

Ford, Norman (2007) The Moral Significance of the Foetus. In: Principles of Health Care and Ethics. John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, pp. 387-392. ISBN 97804702713


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The term foetus is generally used after the first eight weeks of human develoipment following conception. Believers in the Bible as the Word of God support absolute rfespect for the foetus, whereas many contemporary secular philosophers argue that a foetus has no innate right to life and is not a person. This chapter considers both positions.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Foetus, medical ethics, Catholic moral theology, reproductive medicine
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220106 Medical Ethics
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 18 May 2010 03:32
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2012 23:23
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/396

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