The Moral Case For Abortion

At our next Salon, Ann Furedi, the CEO of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), will discuss her  book The Moral Case for Abortion which is about to appear in a second edition.

“This thought-provoking book sets out the ethical arguments for a woman’s right to choose. Drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy, it maintains that there is a strong moral case for recognizing autonomy in personal decision-making about reproductive intentions. More than this, it argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity. The author, a provider of abortion services in the UK, asserts that true respect for human life and true regard for individual conscience demand that we respect a woman’s right to decide, and that support for a woman’s right to a termination has moral foundations and ethical integrity. This fresh perspective on abortion will interest both pro- and anti-choice individuals and organizations, along with academics in the fields of gender studies, philosophy, ethics and religion”.

Date, Time and Venue: Thursday 31 May at 7 PM in the Brunswick Inn Derby. Tickets £3.50 on Eventbrite.