عنوان مقاله [English]
There are different approaches about whether abortion is right or wrong each of which has answered this question from a different perspective. Richard Dawkins is one of the advocates of the Theory of Evolution who has tried to investigate abortion based on this theory. Applying library method in this article, his theory has been analytically studied and the major criticisms for his theory have been propounded. Due to the importance of Dawkins' explanations regarding the Theory of Evolution and his scientific books for the general public, it is necessary to study and analyze his answer to the issue of abortion. The findings of this article indicate that Dawkins' reasoning in support of abortion not only has theoretical problems, but also creates practical problems which are contrary to his pragmatistic and consequentialistic inclination. Although his line of reasoning does not work for abortion, it can be used to defend animal rights due to its premises.