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7: For Further Reading

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  • These three widely-reprinted articles are the seminal philosophical writings on abortion:

    • Thomson, Judith Jarvis. “A Defense of Abortion.” Philosophy & Public Affairs 1, no. 1 (1971): 47-66.
    • Warren, Mary Anne. “On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion.” The Monist (1973): 43-61.
    • Marquis, Don. “Why Abortion Is Immoral.” The Journal of Philosophy 86, no. 4 (1989): 183-202.

    David Boonin’s A Defense of Abortion provides a comprehensive and systematic critical overview of many arguments about abortion, and argues in defense of abortion:

    And see his more recent book on abortion:

    Richard Feldman’s Reason & Argument is the best “critical thinking” and argument identification and analysis text available:

    • Feldman, Richard. Reason & Argument, 2nd edition. Pearson / Prentice Hall, 1998.

    And here are some other introductory readings by Nathan Nobis, and Nathan Nobis and Kristina Grob, on abortion:

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