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Winter 2011


In the article, the author discusses the issues involving the ethics of fetal surgery. He cites the works of scholars Frank A. Chervenak and Laurence B. McCullough on the ethical questions on fetal surgery. The positions of such pro-abortion individuals as Peter Singer, Michael Tooley and David Boonin on the issue of fetal homicide are also cited.

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Christopher Kaczor, “Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Fetal Interventions, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11.4 (Winter 2011): 789-794.

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