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Spring 2013


The article discusses the philosophy and theology regarding reproductive rights and reproductive duties. It is stated that the term "reproductive rights" is a common euphemism for the ability to access abortion and contraception. It is noted that the ambiguity in speaking about reproductive rights comes from the multiple meanings of the term "rights."

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Christopher Kaczor, “Philosophy and Theology” Reproductive Rights, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13.1 (Spring 2013): 197-203.

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