[Abortion] Thomson - A Defense of Abortion Judith Jarvis...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/5/09 “A Defense of Abortion” Judith Jarvis Thomson
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10/5/09 The premise of those opposing abortion Thomson acknowledges that many of the arguments put forward by those who oppose abortion rely upon the premise that a fetus is a person from the moment of conception. Though she thinks this premise is almost certainly false, she does think that a fetus is a person well before birth.
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10/5/09 From premise to conclusion What Thomson wonders is how opponents of abortion get from the fetus being a person at conception to abortion being impermissible. She claims that opponents of abortion don’t spend much time explicating the steps between the two propositions. Maybe they think the connection is obvious or too
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10/5/09 How would the argument go? Thomson tries to recreate the argument she perceives the opponents of abortion as advocating. The fetus is a person at conception.
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