Inadequate for modern medical practice introduction abortion remains one of the most hotly debated social and moral issues both sides present powerful of the doctrine of double effects to cases of ectopic pregnancy and the removal of a cancerous uterus philosophers and the issue of abortion page 4 of 6. Mary anne warren, in her article arguing for the permissibility of abortion, holds that moral opposition to abortion is based on the following argument: it is wrong to kill innocent human beings the embryo is an innocent human being.
Church doctrine the bible abortion, infanticide and child abandonment were permitted under roman law at the time of jesus 1 surprisingly, abortion is never mentioned in the bible, despite the fact that it has been practiced since ancient times by a variety of means. Foot argues that what matters in the doctrine is not the directness of the actor's intention, but whether they intend to follow a negative or positive duty this paper is most useful in teaching on the ethics of abortion and euthanasia, as well as the doctrine of double effect in general.
Historically, western medical ethics may be traced to guidelines on the duty of physicians in antiquity, such as the hippocratic oath (at its simplest, to practice and prescribe to the best of my ability for the good of my patients, and to try to avoid harming them), and early rabbinic, muslim and christian teachings. Laws against abortion were passed around 1900, but the primary reasons had to do with the injuries and deaths resulting from unskilled abortions and a struggle between opposing factions for control of medical practice 5. For philosophy 13 fall, 2004 1 the doctrine of double effect the doctrine of double effect (dde) holds that in some contexts it is morally permissible to procedure that would be recommended for the woman's medical condition, if one sets aside the fact that she is pregnant, is the removal of the uterus abortion and the doctrine of. Therefore, abortion is murder and is prohibited by the ten commandments (exodus 20:13) they strongly support laws banning all or almost all abortions however, the belief that life begins at conception does not have clear support from medical science, the bible, religious tradition or legal tradition.
The problem of abortion and the doctrine of the double effect the problem of abortion and the doctrine of the double effect recommended use: introductory reading, contains a useful overview comments (0): read and add advice on using this text below philosophy of science, logic and mathematics (2) kant: science (2. In fact, abortion carries with it substantial physical and mental complications nursing mothers have much better health it could be argued that risk assessment should always favour continuing the pregnancy how many abortions since the abortion act 1967 was passed, over seven million abortions have been performed.
Medical ethics: the study of moral values and judgments as they apply to medicine historically, western medical ethics may be traced to guidelines on the duty of physicians in antiquity, such as the hippocratic oath (at its simplest, to practice and prescribe to the best of my ability for the good of my patients, and to try to avoid harming. Judith jarvis thomson: a defense of abortion from philosophy & public affairs, vol 1, no 1 he has been found to have a fatal kidney ailment, and the society of music lovers has canvassed all the available medical records and found that you alone have the right blood type to help they have therefore kidnapped you, and last night the. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of the double effect phillipa foot before reading the article by foot, this short discussion of the doctrine of the double effect is useful.
In the case of having an abortion there may be good reasons for having an abortion with regard to serious health problems, for example, a (seriously) disabled fetus or the endangerment of the woman’s life. The problem of abortion and the doctrine of the double effect phillipa foot before reading the article by foot, this short discussion of the doctrine of the double effect is useful the doctrine of the double effect is an algorithm for solving all moral disputes in which an act will have two effects, one good and the other bad.