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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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The Necessity Defense

The Necessity Defense

Chapter:
(p.45) 2 The Necessity Defense
Source:
Beating Hearts
Author(s):

Sherry F. Colb

Michael C. Dorf

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0003

Nearly all of the existing uses that humans make of animals, their products and their body parts are plainly unjustified, because humans can thrive without such use of animals. By contrast, most abortions are morally unobjectionable because most abortions occur before fetal sentience.

Keywords:   Experimentation, Vivisection, Viability, Plant-Based Diet, Rape, Incest

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