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10.8.2007 Marquis Abortion is Wrong

10.8.2007 Marquis Abortion is Wrong - Don Marquis An...

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Don Marquis “An Argument that Abortion is Wrong” The thesis Some terminological clearing The intractability of rights FLO Arguments for FLO Objections and replies Some more worries
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From Last Time Thomson argued that abortion is permissible (in many cases) even if the fetus has a right to life.
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A curious Marquism “A sound ethical account should yield the right answers to the obvious cases; it should not be required to resolve every disputed question” (143). - Eh? Lesson—be critical. - Even people whose CONCLUSION you agree with can have bad arguments for them.
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Marquis's thesis Like Thomson, Marquis's approach does not turn crucially on what a “person” is (as we will see shortly. Abortion is wrong because it instantiates a moral principle of why killing in general is wrong. - A sufficient condition for the wrongness of killing - If one deprives another of a “future like ours,” then that killing is wrong.
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