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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 026 Abortion, Morality, and the Law

At the core of the abortion controversy reside two fundamental and related issues. The first concerns the moral and legal status of the fetus-that is, whether human fetuses are persons possessing legal and moral rights. The second concerns the relationship between the moral and legal rights of pregnant women and the permissibility of abortion. This seminar provides a critical examination of these and related issues.