Principles & Conflicts of Contemporary Abortion Arguments


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Which of these is not a part of the personhood argument?

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1. The personhood argument often relies on the idea of natural capacities. What does this mean?

2. What is the focus of the deprivation argument?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our engaging quiz and worksheet contain questions you can use to assess your understanding of contemporary abortion arguments. Work through this quiz to answer questions about abortion arguments, including personhood, legal pragmatics and bodily rights.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz assesses how well you can:

  • Identify the components of the personhood argument
  • Explain natural capacities as they relate to the personhood argument
  • Outline the focus of the deprivation argument
  • Recall whose rights are paramount according to the bodily rights argument
  • Detail what makes the legal pragmatics argument distinct from other abortion arguments

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what makes the legal pragmatics argument distinctive
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the bodily rights argument in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related contemporary abortion arguments lesson

Additional Learning

Our lesson called Principles & Conflicts of Contemporary Abortion Arguments is designed to help you learn more about this subject. After completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define abortion
  • Describe the similarities between the deprivation argument and the natural capacities theory
  • Explain what those who argue against the deprivation argument say the argument must believe about contraception
  • Identify the argument that becomes amplified in cases of sexual violence that result in pregnancy
  • Discuss some of the evidence that supports making abortion legal