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PHIL 140 -A Defense of Abortion

PHIL 140 -A Defense of Abortion - Noonan • Main argument...

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Noonan: Main argument: According to tradition Christian theology, you are human if you are conceived by human parents At conception, the fetus receives the full genetic code of a human being He assumes that anything w/ human genetic codings is a human being w/ rights equal to those of other humans Therefore, a fetus is a human being w/ rights from the moment of conception Counter argument for the “viability issue”: the perfection of artificial incubation may make the fetus viable at any time: it may be removed and artificially sustained As well, different racial groups have different ages at which their fetuses are viable Evidence shows that Negro fetuses mature more quickly than white fetuses Therefore, if viability is the norm, the standard would vary w/ race and w/ many individual circumstances Counterargument: Humanity depends on formation by experience. The fetus is thus “unformed” in the most basic human sense In cases of aphasia, has it erased humanity?
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