A nice list of personal opinions, which are a minority opinion in the US right now. Thus while perfectly moral, do not represent the overall ethics in America and the West.cavacava wrote: ↑December 22nd, 2018, 9:23 amBy 'ought' I mean the ethical duty that one feels to act in a certain manner. I'am not sure I understand what you mean by "...parents are not necessarly responsible for their progeny..." The discussion is about abortion, two people had sex, and the woman got pregnant, how are they not responsible? I think that if they had consensual sex then they are ethical bound (freedom entails responsibility) to see the pregnancy though, even if they decide afterwards to give the child up for abortion. If the sex was non-consensual as in rape, or incest or if the mother's life becomes threatened or perhaps if their best prophylactic efforts fail then the woman's right over her body trumps the fetus's right and she is not ethically obligated to carry the pregnancy to term.I don't know what you mean by "ought" but currently parents are not necessarily responsible for their progeny. We are all familiar with the practice of adoption.
As to my quote, what I meant is that since everyone agrees that adoption is a perfectly reasonable option, parents are not, in fact necessarily responsable for their products of conception, ie they can decide, with society's blessing, to not be personally responsible for live children, let alone the lesser responsibility to nonviable fetuses.