So my last post on abortion tried to explain why I think it’s important to face up to the question of foetal rights, and why I’m not quite satisfied with other methods of resolving the argument.This post will try to explain what I actually think about abortion/abortion policy and why. I’m not entirely happy with the conclusion but I can’t see any realistic and consistent alternative.
Now there are two sorts of problem in making sense of foetal rights. One is selecting the best rule for “anything with feature X has a right to life”. The second is applying any criterion to a gradual process.