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Publication Date

Fall 2016


The article provides an assessment of the burdens of continuing a pregnancy. Topics discussed include the burdens and costs of abortion, anecdotal evidence regarding feelings of regret after opting for abortion, reference to the book "A Defense of Abortion" by David Boonin, and the violinist argument, which must take account of the possible burdens of a crisis pregnancy.

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Recommended Citation

Christopher Kaczor, “Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Interests and Regret, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 16.3 (Fall 2016): 515-521.

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