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Unformatted text preview: But: Women are not required just to be minimally decent Samaritans, but good Samaritans, because [*] is not the case with respect to pregnancies. Sometimes abortion can morally indecent . A has an obligation to do x. (= A is required to do x) If a refuses to do x, A is acting unjustly. B doesnt have an obligation do x (= B is not required to do x) X requires minimal effort from B [*] X might have a great positive effect on someone else If B refuses to do x, B is indecent. It is not the case that if B refuses to do x, then B is acting unjustly. B might not be acting generously but is not thereby unjust. [*] How exactly do we determine what takes minimal effort? JJT does not answer that; It varies according to the cases. The following statement is FALSE: If C benefits from B doing x, C has a right against B that B does x. Furthermore: The fact that C needs that B does x, does not entail that C has a right against that B does x....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 304 taught by Professor Roddy during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Summer '07