My Abortion Paper - Emily McBiles Abortion Paper Judith...

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Emily McBiles Abortion Paper Judith Jarvis Thompson begins her argument by granting that a fetus is a person from the moment of conception. She believes that people were concentrating too much on the issue of whether or not a fetus is a person and, in doing so, ignoring the real issue of whether the fetus has a right to life. Thompson continues by saying that even though the fetus may be considered a person, it does not immediately follow that abortion is immoral. There is a gap between these two points. She thinks an antiabortionist would argue that if a person has a right to life, then a fetus does too. Additionally, a mother’s choice does not outweigh the right to life of the fetus. She then begins her notorious thought experiment where she metaphorically devises different scenarios to prove that this antiabortionist argument is flawed. One such scenario involves being kidnapped against your will and your kidneys used to drain the poison from an unconscious violinist. If you unplug this violinist, he’ll die. However, if
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