One could argue that the compatibility of these two views reveals just how complicated a moral case the abortion question really is. In your original discussion post, consider and reflect on these readings, focusing on what you take to be their key philosophical point.

We have considered one argument in opposition to the morality of abortion (at least prima facie), and one argument in defence of the moral permissibility of abortion (at least in most cases).

As discussed in lecture, these views are not necessarily in opposition: one can agree that abortion is prima facie morally wrong, and yet recognise that in a wide variety of cases it remains morally permissible.

One could argue that the compatibility of these two views reveals just how complicated a moral case the abortion question really is. In your original discussion post, consider and reflect on these readings, focusing on what you take to be their key philosophical point.

Present an original discussion board post of your own that represents a piece of original thinking or reflection relevant to the class material.

1. Where appropriate, summarise the argument or theory that you are discussing or responding to.

2. Present your own views in response to the ones summarised. Do you agree or disagree with their conclusions? Most importantly: why? Provide a clear argument to support your view.

3. How do the views discussed in this module affect your own personal outlook on life? Have they caused you to reflect on beliefs you hold? Do you think they can have any effect on what you consider to be morally right and morally wrong actions? What else do they make you think about? https://iep.utm.edu/abortion/

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