Anth 146 Notes 11.12

Anth 146 Notes 11.12 - A rgument: there is middle ground A...

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Argument: there is middle ground Abortion in this country ranks the highest JPII Debate = dualism Pro choice or pro life Means that if you are pro-choice, you are against life, if you are pro-life, you are against choice Radical positions It's just as if choice and life were perfectly exclusive Lack of middle ground makes resolution impossible: he is going to argue that there is middle ground Hopes to complicate a black-and-white issue Question of whether or not the fetus is a person If the answer is yes, then it should enjoy the rights of a person Primo-Levi - purpose was to deprive human beings of their personhood and make them less than human From the perspective of christianity, the fetus is a human - from the moment of conception, the fetus has a soul Therefore should have the rights of a person Personhood: conditions for becoming a person: should there need be socialization and personalization? - muddles the issue of whether fetus is person Argument: Let's grant that the fetus is a person Even if this is the case, it does not follow automatically that abortion is absolutely wrong
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