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By Sherry F. Colb, Michael C. Dorf

How can anyone who condemns looking, animal farming, and animal experimentation additionally want felony abortion, that is the planned destruction of a human fetus? The authors of thrashing Hearts target to reconcile this obvious clash and consider the unusually related strategic and tactical questions confronted through activists within the pro-life and animal rights movements.

"Beating Hearts" continues that sentience, or the power to have subjective reviews, grounds a being's entitlement to ethical trouble. The authors argue that just about all human exploitation of animals is unjustified. Early abortions don't contradict the sentience precept simply because they precede fetal sentience, and "Beating Heart"s explains why the mere capability for sentience doesn't create ethical entitlements. overdue abortions do elevate critical ethical questions, yet forcing a girl to hold a toddler to time period is challenging as a sort of gender-based exploitation. those moral explorations bring about a much wider dialogue of the concepts deployed by way of the pro-life and animal rights activities. should still criminal reforms precede or persist with attitudinal alterations? Do gory pictures win over or alienate supporters? Is violence ever principled? through probing the connections among debates approximately abortion and animal rights, "Beating Hearts" makes use of every one hugely contested set of inquiries to make clear the opposite.

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