The rhetoric of pro-life and pro-choice have polarized the public understanding and response to biomedical issues. A much more nuanced approach to understanding is required before any deliberation can be made on these issues. This session will shed light on why and how we need to think about moral approaches to biomedical issues such as abortion and euthanasia. We will explore the approaches from the realm of rights, laws and customs, and compare these with the approaches within the moral realm. At the end of the session, we should be able to see how moral approaches are best suited for a civil society.
Rafiq R. Ajani is coordinating the Constituency Studies Unit’s Muslim Biomedical Ethics project. He is a graduate of the IIS’s GPISH programme, as well as a recipient of the Doctoral Scholarship programme. His specialisation is in the area of moral philosophy and literature. He is also the module convener for the GPISH course on Law, Ethics and Society.