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Title: Abortion and infanticide - Potentiality Principle

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Subject: Philosophy
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Date: March 3, 1999
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Thus, if the potentiality principle is deemed unacceptable, there would be no significant difference between human fetuses and ape zygotes. This implies that killing human fetuses is as morally proper as killing ape zygotes. Tooley then concluded that abortion is only immoral if the potentiality principle is sound...

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This implies that killing human fetuses is as morally proper as killing ape zygotes. Tooley then concluded that abortion is only immoral if the potentiality principle is sound. This proves claim (i) (Tooley, 1972). Tooley's Argument for Claim (ii) To prove claim (ii), Tooley attacked the potentiality principle...

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