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Musi Nde Philosophy 115 December 11, 2007 There are conflicting views on the status of the fetus over where a line can be drawn as to when it is morally wrong to take the life of a fetus. Singer covers the fetuses Birth, Viability, the point at which quickening occurs and the fetus's conciousness. His claims are true that it is indeed difficult, sometimes impossible, to draw on what time it is morally alright to take the life of a fetus. Because of the confliction caused by this, there can be no line to which a person can determine when a fetus can be considered a person, a person being an already existing human with a claim to life. He disproves the premise to which it is wrong to kill a fetus by stating that the premise that states that a fetus is an innocent human being is not necessarily true, therefore the final premise that is is wrong to kill a fetus is negated. It is the liberals who have failed to determine a true dividing line between embryo and baby. Singer's focus for the case of the morality of abortion lies in the determination of whether a fetus is an innocent human being or a "person". The second premise which claims that a fetus is an innocent human being means the same thing as a the fetus is a "person", then the second premise becomes void because persons hold a separate claim to life than do fetuses. Person are already born existing human
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course PHILOSOPHY 150 taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '08 term at Emory.

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