By Sherry F. Colb, Michael C. Dorf
How can anyone who condemns searching, animal farming, and animal experimentation additionally want felony abortion, that is the planned destruction of a human fetus? The authors of thrashing Hearts target to reconcile this obvious clash and think about the unusually comparable strategic and tactical questions confronted via activists within the pro-life and animal rights movements.
"Beating Hearts" continues that sentience, or the power to have subjective stories, grounds a being's entitlement to ethical challenge. The authors argue that almost all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions don't contradict the sentience precept simply because they precede fetal sentience, and "Beating Heart"s explains why the mere strength for sentience doesn't create ethical entitlements. overdue abortions do increase severe ethical questions, yet forcing a lady to hold a toddler to time period is troublesome as a kind of gender-based exploitation. those moral explorations result in a much broader dialogue of the innovations deployed via the pro-life and animal rights hobbies. should still criminal reforms precede or persist with attitudinal alterations? Do gory photographs win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? through probing the connections among debates approximately abortion and animal rights, "Beating Hearts" makes use of every one hugely contested set of inquiries to make clear the opposite.
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Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights by Sherry F. Colb, Michael C. Dorf