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Abortion and Legal Rationality
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  • John M. Finnis, Notre Dame Law School
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3 Adel. L. Rev. 431 (1967-1970)
This article concerns the legitimacy of various legal schemes for dealing with abortion. Legitimacy in one sense is secured simply by complying with the formal criteria for valid law-making: enactment within power and in due form. But jurists have learned (or re-learned) that more can be said about legitimacy, without betraying the purity of their discipline by moralizing and advocacy. From this development in jurisprudential thought emerges the range of questions and criteria deployed in the present study.

Reprinted with permission of Adelaide Law Review.

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John M. Finnis. "Abortion and Legal Rationality" (1970)
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