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Beating HeartsAbortion and Animal Rights$
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Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231175142

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Two Movements, One Set of Issues

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Beating Hearts
Author(s):

Sherry F. Colb

Michael C. Dorf

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0001

Abortion and animal rights raise overlapping issues because both topics concern the difference, if any, that membership in the human species should make for moral consideration. In addition, pro-life and animal rights activists face some of the same practical challenges.

Keywords:   Sentience, Abortion, Fetus, Animals, Utilitarianism, Deontology

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