Nisar, Ahsan (2021) Does Abortion Violate the Right to Life of Unborn Babies? Journal of Academic Development and Education (13).

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Abstract

The question of when life begins is a deeply divisive issue, which has been debated to the moon and back without ever truly being answered, or so it seems. This article will critically analyse the reasoning behind the ‘Prolife’ argument and highlight its arbitrary nature. It will endeavour to examine the relevant legal instruments in order to discern whether the law recognises the right to life of unborn babies. Finally, this article will engage in a theoretical discussion about abortion, i.e. that if unborn babies were to have a right to life, would it be violated by abortion. Through its analysis this article seeks to raise awareness amongst the readers about the fickle nature of the arguments against abortion and advocates for policy
measures which ensure easy access to abortion for women, safeguarding them from the dangers of clandestine abortions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the final published version of the article (version of record). It first appeared online via Keele University at https://doi.org/10.21252/kgfm-xa15 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Right to Life, Abortion, Foetus
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2021 14:03
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2021 14:49
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10112

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