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Human equality arguments against abortion


In this paper, I argue that a commitment to a very modest form of egalitarianism—equality between non-disabled human adults—implies fetal personhood. Since the most plausible bases for human value are in being human, or in a gradated property, and since the latter of which implies an inequality between non-disabled adult humans, I conclude that the most plausible basis for human equality is in being human—an attribute which fetuses have.

  • Abortion - Induced
  • Disabled Persons
  • Embryos and Fetuses
  • Moral Status
  • Persons

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