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Why the Case Against Abortion Is Weak, Ethically Speaking

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Morehouse College

Originally published as "Why the Case Against Abortion Is Weak, Ethically Speaking," Salon, April 11, 2021.

Abortion rights are under attack. But ethics education can help — and defenders of abortion rights should recognize this, before it's too late. 

In recent years, over 250 abortion-restrictive laws have been proposed across 45 states. Arkansas and South Carolina are the most recent states to pass laws to ban abortion after 6 weeks into pregnancy, when a "heartbeat" can be detected in the fetus and before many women even know they are pregnant.