A life in need of “neither protection nor preservation”: Joseph Fletcher, Down’s syndrome and euthanasia
2014 (English)In: Revista Ecumenică Sibiu, ISSN 2359-8093, Vol. 6, no 2, 246-258 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Joseph Fletcher claims in his Christian situation ethic developed in the nineteen sixties that there is nothing wrong with the use of euthanasia on children born with Down’s syndrome. But is it possible to use his claim of non-persons as non-moral subjects in an ethic that claims not to be legalistic? This paper aﬃrms that Fletcher’s claims are wrong, and that questions motivated by a lack of resources should be answered with a critical discussion regarding those resources. Not with an ethic that supports euthanasia.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sibiu: The Institute for Ecumenical Research, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu , 2014. Vol. 6, no 2, 246-258 p.
Euthanasia, Down’s syndrome, Situation ethic, personhood, neo-casuistry, re-sources, philanthropy
Research subject Other research area
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32294OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32294DiVA: diva2:1083679