Mississippi College Law Review
ethics, contraception, abortion, health care reform
In this essay, I make the argument that abortion and contraception are fundamentally different actions that occupy fundamentally different moral space, and that justify fundamentally different political action. I conclude that, while it is morally licit, even morally obligatory, for people who believe that embryos are people like us, to attempt to impede access to abortion, it is morally illicit to attempt to block access to contraception (including sterilization).
Dena S. Davis, Contraception, Abortion, and Health Care Reform: Finding Appropriate Moral Ground 29 Mississippi College Law Review 379 (2010)