Thursday, 14 July 2011

The ethics problems of non-directive counselling

Joseph Shaw the LMS Chairman, picks up the issue of Life's 'non-directive counselling' over at Joseph Shaw's Philosophy Blog.

Well worth reading.

Blondpidge takes a contrary view here - with which I disagree. She seems to think the alternatives are either Life's approach or 'An approach which from the outset tells pregnant women what they should do' which, she points out: 'is, in any event counter-productive.'

But that I see as a straw man: one can take a very sympathetic and exploratory approach, gradually leading someone to consider the reality they are contemplating. That would not meet the criteria for non-directional - but it might meet the criteria for moral...

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