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The Pregnancy Rescue Case: a reply to Hendricks
  1. Nathan William Davies
  1. N/A, Kenilworth, UK
  1. Correspondence to Nathan William Davies, Kenilworth, UK; nwd.correspondence{at}


In ‘The Pregnancy Rescue Case: why abortion is immoral’, Hendricks presents The Pregnancy Rescue Case. In this reply I argue that even if it would be better (i.e., less bad) for the abortion to be prevented in The Pregnancy Rescue Case, that does not mean that typical abortions are impermissible. I also argue that there is a possible explanation, consistent with the pro-choice view and empirically testable, as to why people would think it better for the abortion to be prevented in The Pregnancy Rescue Case.

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  • Contributors NWD is the sole author and is also responsible for the content as guarantor.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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