Michael Tooley's Abortion And Infanticide

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Michael Tooley takes a liberal approach on abortion. He believes that killing a fetus is morally acceptable. He debates that abortion during any stage of pregnancy should be accepted with his reason being that a fetus does not have “a serious right to life”. In his work "Abortion and Infanticide", he discuss "what characteristics [a fetus] must have in order to be considered a person." He believes that a person’s identity is progressively attained, and the fetus is not a person until birth. Tooley argues that since an embryo is not “capable of desiring to continue existing as a subject of experiences” (from class notes provided), then it is ethically acceptable to terminate the unborn. In his opinion, if it lacks complete awareness then it

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