On the Permissibility of Abortion

Here is a rough draft of my paper with my thoughts on abortion.  I don’t claim that abortion is always ethical, but rather (in today’s society) that a woman’s desire to have one is a strong predictor that it is ethical to do so.

The most interesting part of my paper might be how I break down moral weight and argue it is based at least partially off 3 factors: expected subjective well-being, the existence of preferences, and social impact. Namely, if we are as honest with ourselves as possible, we must accept that not all self-replicating life forms have the same moral weight, including Homo Sapiens.

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