Abortion, Distant Peoples, and Future Generations
Sterba (James P.)
Source: Journal of Philosophy 77, No. 7, Jul., 1980, pp. 424-440
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    Noting that those who favor a liberal view on abortion1 and thus tend to support abortion2 on demand are just as likely to support the rights of distant peoples to basic economic assistance and the rights of future generations to a fair share of the world's resources, the author contends that many of the arguments offered by those who favor a liberal view on abortion3 in support of abortion4 on demand are actually inconsistent with a workable defense of these other social goals. On this account, it is claimed that those who favor a liberal view on abortion5 (who the author refers to as liberals) will have to make an unwelcome choice: either moderate their support for abortion6 or moderate their commitment to the rights of distant peoples and future generations.

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