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Yes, the baby should live: a pro-choice response to Giubilini and Minerva.
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PMID:  23637447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In their paper 'After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?' Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that because there are no significant differences between a fetus and a neonate, in that neither possess sufficiently robust mental traits to qualify as persons, a neonate may be justifiably killed for any reason that also justifies abortion. To further emphasise their view that a newly born infant is more on a par with a fetus rather than a more developed baby, Giubilini and Minerva elect to call this 'after-birth abortion' rather than infanticide. In this paper, I argue that their thesis is incorrect, and that the moral permissibility of abortion does not entail the moral permissibility of 'after-birth' abortion.
Bertha Alvarez Manninen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical ethics     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1473-4257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Ethics     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513619     Medline TA:  J Med Ethics     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  330-5     Citation Subset:  E; IM    
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