Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights (Critical Perspectives on Animals: Theory, Culture, Science, and Law)

Sherry F. Colb


How can an individual who condemns looking, animal farming, and animal experimentation additionally prefer criminal abortion, that is the planned destruction of a human fetus? The authors of thrashing Hearts target to reconcile this obvious clash and consider the strangely comparable strategic and tactical questions confronted by way of activists within the pro-life and animal rights hobbies.

Beating Hearts keeps that sentience, or the power to have subjective reports, grounds a being's entitlement to ethical drawback. The authors argue that just about all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions don't contradict the sentience precept simply because they precede fetal sentience, and Beating Hearts explains why the mere capability for sentience doesn't create ethical entitlements. past due abortions do increase severe ethical questions, yet forcing a girl to hold a baby to time period is complex as a kind of gender-based exploitation. those moral explorations bring about a much wider dialogue of the concepts deployed via the pro-life and animal rights events. should still criminal reforms precede or keep on with attitudinal alterations? Do gory pictures win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? by means of probing the connections among debates approximately abortion and animal rights, Beating Hearts makes use of each one hugely contested set of inquiries to make clear the other.

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