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John Stuart Mill on Abortion - Dictionary of Arguments

Singer I 307
Abortion/J. St. Mill/P. Singer: Mill's "very simple principle" can be found in J. St. Mill, On Liberty, 3rd edition, London, 1957, p. 24.
Singer I 131
Principle/Mill: the only purpose for which violence against a member of a civilized community can be used against his or her will is to avert harm from others.
P. Singer: this is often mentioned when it comes to whether laws should be applied to "crimes without victims" (> homosexuality).
Abortion/P. Singer: The discussion about it is all about whether it is a "crime without victims".
See also
Edwin Schur, Crimes Without Victims. NJ 1965.

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Mill I
John St. Mill
A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, London 1843
German Edition:
Von Namen, aus: A System of Logic, London 1843
Eigennamen, Ursula Wolf, Frankfurt/M. 1993

Mill II
J. St. Mill
Utilitarianism: 1st (First) Edition Oxford 1998

SingerP I
Peter Singer
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011

SingerP II
P. Singer
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015

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