Etik - abort på baggrund af fosterdiagnostik

Laura Dybdahl Andersen, Stine Eskesen, Clara Frostholm Prip, Laura Brandt Larsen & Emilie Munk Gyrsting

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the ethical question concerning abortion in the light of fetal diagnostics. Is it ethical to choose abortion because of the results from an inspection of the embryo? This main question will be the projects pivotal point. Apart from that, the project will do a historical outline of both abortion and fetal diagnostics. The empiricism based on selected arguments from public articles will be analyzed using first a critical method to discuss the worth of the different sources. Afterwards the arguments will be torn apart and valued for the purpose of deciding their logical validity and durability. In addition to that, the project will be using the method of Reflective Equilibrium to challenge the ethical principles, which are mentioned in the project. Furthermore the analysis will use the ethical theories about duty and utility, made from respectively Immanuel Kant and Jeremy Bentham. Their different ways of discussing an ethical question like this, will profitably give the project various perspectives of the case. The analysis shows that all arguments are logical valid, but the durability is more various. This is caused from some of the premises, which weren’t able to declare veritable. Moreover the theories of duty and utility indicate how dissimilar the arguments are and how they arise from different philosophies of life. Therefore the project can determine that the main question is very complex and not one to answer with a yes or no. It all comes down to how every individual sees the world, and where one may draw a personal, ethic line. No final answer can be put, which may be the reason you do not see any clear rules or lines from a purely ethical point of view concerning the fetal diagnostics.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2016


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