Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Abortion and Animal Rights: Does Either Topic Lead to the Other?

"Should people who believe in animal rights think that abortion is wrong? Should pro-lifers accept animal rights? If you think it’s wrong to kill fetuses to end pregnancies, should you also think it’s wrong to kill animals to, say, eat them? If you, say, oppose animal research, should you also oppose abortion?

Some argue ‘yes’ and others argue ‘no’ to either or both sets of questions. The correct answer, however, seems to be, ‘it depends’: it depends on why someone accepts animal rights, and why someone thinks abortion is wrong: it depends on their reasons. . ."

To continue reading this 2016 essay, click here for the "What's wrong?" blog of the University of Colorado Center for Values and Social Policy. 

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