10.5.2007_Thomson

10.5.2007_Thomson - From the last time Impermissibility of...

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From the last time… Impermissibility of Abortion Argument 1. Any practice that violates a person’s right to life is morally impermissible. 2. Abortion is a practice that violates a person’s right to life. 3. Therefore, abortion is impermissible.
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From the last time… Abortion is permissible to save the life of the mother Right to life as bare minimum needed to continue living doesn’t do the work in the anti-abortion argument
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Right to life as the right not to be killed Gives the violinist a right against others that they should prevent the pulling of the plug Though he had no right to use your kidneys in the first place, he has a right to continue using them once he’s been plugged in
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Being Unjust To deprive someone of what he has a right to is to treat him unjustly Box of chocolates given jointly to two brothers Are you being unjust in unplugging yourself from the violinist? Did you give him a right to use your kidneys?
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