Ethicist: Neither Abortion nor killing newborns is murder

By Sarah Terzo

From Mary Ann Warren, ethicist and textbook writer:

“It remains true that, on my view, neither abortion nor the killing of newborns is obviously a form of murder.”

Mary Ann Warren, “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion” from Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed., T.A. Mappes and D DeGrazia, eds (New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1996).

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.