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dc.description.abstractThe aim of this dissertation is to prove that abortion should be justified when the mother has the right reasons, especially in the case where a pregnant woman is faced with a medical threat such as an invasive cervical cancer. Three other options, besides a direct abortion, will be proposed. These are the option of an indirect abortion; the option of withholding treatment until after delivery; and the option of continuing with the pregnancy whilst giving treatment. Each option will be compared to that of a direct abortion so as to demonstrate how this option is the best one in the given circumstances. One of the main principles which I will be discussing in this dissertation is the Principle of Double Effect. I will also be mentioning various other arguments like Judith Jarvis Thompson’s people-seed argument. I will also discuss a number of ethical considerations related to the foetus and abortion. Such arguments would include personhood, reproductive rights, foetal pain and whether abortion is to be considered as a form of ‘killing’.en_GB
dc.subjectAbortion -- Moral and ethical aspectsen_GB
dc.subjectReproductive rightsen_GB
dc.subjectPregnancy -- Complicationsen_GB
dc.titleThe question of whether abortion is justified in exceptional circumstancesen_GB
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dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Maltaen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Arts. Department of Philosophyen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorFarrugia, Tiziana-
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