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morality

 [mo-ral´ĭ-te]
accordance with widely shared conventions of right or good conduct that form a stable, but usually incomplete, social consensus; it includes the concept of moral ideals. See also virtue.
principle-based common morality a type of ethical thinking based on premises that are unphilosophical common sense and tradition and come from the morality shared by members of a society. Principle-based theories have an emphasis on obligation and are pluralistic (in contrast to teleological and deontological theories, which are monistic, i.e., have one supreme, absolute principle supporting all other guides in the system). The principles are generally accepted in most types of ethical theory and are what are called “middle level” principles in that they are not the most general principles but are those likely to be acceptable to proponents of different normative theories. This type of thinking has been most influential in bioethics and in nursing.
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Pew asks people about whether having an abortion is morally wrong or morally acceptable?
Brennan claims that unexcused harmful voting is morally wrong because it implies violating a more general moral duty.
"But some of these schemes we have seen are quite frankly morally wrong.
I have a limited amount of energy for fighting a film company, but I think it's morally wrong for it to be made like this."
While doctor-assisted suicide is the most controversial of the issues tested, with the public tied at 46% over its moral acceptability, Americans are fairly unified in their opposition to another life-ending choice -- suicide -- with 77% calling this morally wrong.
Was it "morally wrong" for the family who loved her to do this?
Abortion is morally wrong, not because it denies choices or hurts women, but because it purposely kills an innocent human life ...
"People should not be forced to say or do things they believe are morally wrong," Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, said according to the Washington Post.
"It is morally wrong for a Catholic school, club, society, or parish to cooperate with an industry exploiting the weak and vulnerable." If the diocesan school board doesn't submit to his decision, Henry said he will boycott the district Mass that marks the beginning of the school year.
"Homosexuality is morally wrong and should not be 'promoted' as what is the norm for society....
In spite of this, he believes that, according to the canons of war existing in 1939, the Dresden raid was morally wrong and had something criminal about it.
Thus if it is morally wrong to kill an infant immediately after birth, how can it not be morally wrong to kill an infant immediately before birth?