The Philosophical Basis of a Woman's Right to Abortion (Booklet)
By Andrew Bernstein
This talk is an unequivocal defense—on philosophic grounds—of the moral right to abortion. Dr. Bernstein demonstrates that anti-abortionists have no rational basis for invoking the "right to life." The only one entitled to that right, he insists, is the pregnant woman, who ought to decide how her life is to be lived.
He reveals the errors in the scientific arguments of anti-abortionists; the failure to recognize the biological nature of the fetus; the equivocation on key terms; and the obliteration of the distinction between the actual and the potential. More broadly, he upholds the principle of individual rights, and contrasts it with the theory of self-sacrifice espoused by the anti-abortionists. This hard-hitting talk will unsettle both conservatives and liberals.