Morality of Abortions in Cases of Rape
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In the paper, the morality of abortions in cases of rape was explored through a particular question: can one be morally forced to become a biological parent when one took no intentional action geared towards becoming a biological parent? The notion that sex is directed towards becoming a biological parent and that someone who has been raped took no intentional action towards becoming a biological parent was made in order to limit the scope of the paper. Two possible justifying reasons for the notion that it is morally permissible to force one to become a biological parent when one took no intentional action geared towards becoming a biological parent were investigated. Initially, the voluntary nature of parenthood was explored, followed by the permanent and nondispensable duties of biological parenthood. It was concluded that neither possible justifying reasons were sufficient to support the notion.