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Unformatted text preview: It may be indecent, and you may be regarded as self-centered, but it is not wrong. This is just as it is not wrong to obtain an abortion, although it may be indecent; because you have no obligation to the unborn child. 2.) Does Thomson hold that abortion is always morally permissible? What example does she give of a circumstance when it would be wrong? Thomson does not hold that abortion is always morally permissible. She gives the example of the Minimally Decent Samaritan, in which the mother could carry the child to full term without any burden placed on her life. Thomson says that it would be indecent in the woman to request an abortion in her third trimester if her only reason is to avoid postponing a trip abroad. She adds that the arguments she has been drawing attention to treat all cases of abortion in which the mothers life is not at stake, as morally on a par ought to have made them suspect at the outset....
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- Fall '08