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Karimi behzad M, Nikooie Nejad L. The Ethical Study of Abortion from Peter Singer`s View. IJMEHM 2018; 11 :417-427
URL: http://ijme.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5980-en.html
1- Master Degree of Ethics, Qom University, Qom, Iran
2- Phd Candidates in Philosophy and Islamic Wording, University of Ilam, Ilam, Iran
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Abortion is one of the most controversial and debatable issues of human history. Those who analyze social issues from moral perspective claim satisfying preconditions of abortion would compensate its unwanted consequences. Nowadays some philosophers in order to define abortion in a more reasonable way propose abortion as a new concept using moral theories such as deontologism, utilitarianism and virtue ethics for defining abortion. The goal of this study is to analyze Peter Singer’s utilitarianism, Australian philosopher, attitude toward abortion. In this article, we try to study abortion in different moral views in a descriptive and analytical way and determine moral order in different branches of utilitarianism viewpoint. But considering lack of reasons to rationalize utilitarianism theory which Singer himself admits its inefficiency in some occasions, practicing other moral theories could be helpful in order to propose a suitable solution for moral issues of abortion.
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Type of Study: commentary | Subject: Medical Ethics
Received: 2018/02/20 | Accepted: 2018/12/10 | Published: 2018/04/15

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