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Unformatted text preview: wrong; then it would be wrong to kill members of this species. Therefore, life that is biologically human is not the only one that has great moral worth. 3.) Why isn’t contraception a morally wrong act, in Marquis’ view? Marquis says that contraception isn’t a morally wrong act because it prevents the actualization of a possible future of value. He says that assigning the harm to some sperm or some ovum is utterly arbitrary. At the time of contraception there are hundreds of millions of sperm, one released ovum, and millions of possible combinations of all of these; however, there is no actual combination that happens. Therefore contraception is not morally wrong because there is no nonarbitrarily identifiable subject of the loss in the case of contraception....
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