Abortion

Abortion - Abortion 01:30 Judith Jarvis Thomson: A defense...

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Abortion 01:30 Judith Jarvis Thomson: A defense of abortion The Violinist o You wake up in the morning and find yourself back to back in bed with an unconscious violinist. A famous unconscious violinist. He has been found to have a fatal kidney ailment, and the Society of Music Lovers has canvassed all the available medical records and found that you alone have the right blood type to help. They have therefore kidnapped you, and last night the violinist's circulatory system was plugged into yours, so that your kidneys can be used to extract poisons from his blood as well as your own. [If he is unplugged from you now, he will die; but] in nine months he will have recovered from his ailment, and can safely be unplugged from you. o abortion does not violate the fetus's right to life but merely deprives the fetus of something—the use of the pregnant woman's body—to which it has no right Third-party Participation - the “Expanding Child” o Suppose you find yourself trapped in a tiny house with a growing
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