TITLE

Empathy & Apathy

AUTHOR(S)
Arkes, Hadley
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Aug/Sep2009, Issue 195, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author comments on empathy in the law relating to cases of partial-birth abortion. He opines that a woman seeking an abortion was a postmodernist jurisprudence with a vengeance and that a woman's will and choice of abortion shows no empathy for the child. He views that there must be a prior judgment on the persons or animals or even things whose pain or disfigurement count before empathy can be engaged. He contends that the idea of a right to abortion and the subordination of the child in the womb extinguishes his or her rights to live.
ACCESSION #
43477170

 

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