Dr Kate Greasley of University College, London will be in conversation with Richard Lyus, a surgeon with the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, talking about her recent book, Arguments About Abortion: Personhood, Morality and Law. They will be discussing some of the themes in the book, including the morality of abortion, the difference between abortion and infanticide, and the place of the philosophical notion of ‘personhood’ into the debate around abortion.
Dr Kate Greasley joined the UCL Faculty of Laws in 2016. She was formerly a Junior Research Fellow in Law at University College, Oxford (2013-2016). She has also previously worked as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Hertford College, Oxford, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Medical Law and Ethics at the Law Faculty in Oxford. She completed her doctoral thesis about the moral and legal permissibility of abortion at the University of Oxford in 2014. Kate’s main research interests are in moral and legal philosophy, criminal law theory, and medical law and ethics. Of late, she has written widely about moral and legal issues surrounding abortion. Dr Greasley's book, Arguments About Abortion: Personhood, Morality and Law analyses extensively the law and ethics of abortion, investigating the morality of abortion, the difference between abortion and infanticide, and bringing the philosophical notion of ‘personhood’ into the debate.
Richard Lyus is a surgeon at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service who will be quizzing Dr Greasley about her work and offering up his own insight into abortion generally.
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