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Editor’s Pick, December 2016: Bertha A. Manninen

Our Editor’s Pick for December 2016 is Bertha A. Manninen’s paper, “Sustaining a Pregnant Cadaver for the Purpose of Gestating a Fetus: A Limited Defense.” Manninen argues that “there are times it is morally permissible to keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support” for the “sole purpose of allowing her fetus to gestate until it is able to be born as healthy as possible.” She then goes on to argue that this claim is compatible with a pro-choice perspective on abortion.

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