These lectures address diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Speakers are MH&B faculty or special guests we've invited to present. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm in the Searle Seminar Room in the Lurie building, during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. Due to public interest, we've made these lectures open to all, inside and outside the Northwestern community. Please feel free to bring a lunch.
Mark Sheldon, PhD
Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Abortion, Human Sexuality, and Personal Responsibility
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Some individuals argue that anyone who engages in a sexual relationship should be prepared to accept the consequences. What this usually means, to these individuals, is that, if one becomes pregnant, one has a responsibility to continue the pregnancy until live birth. The purpose of this talk is to explore this view and identify possible problems with the argument.