Unformatted text preview: needs it for life itself” (Judith Thomson) Persons not rules? False elevation of procreativity? Not called to be “Mother Earth”? The limits of altruism? 4. Pro-Life Arguments Welfare of the fetus, does not need to justify itself Sanctity not achieved No direct killing of innocents Genesis 1:26, Exodus 21, Isaiah 44:2, Psalm 139: 13; Luke 1:31-39, 42-44, Matthew 25 Unequal power over fetus should make us wary Links to sexual immorality Double Effect and “Nothing is Lost” 5. The nature of a moral demand 6. Legal vs. Moral Status of abortion...
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- Fall '09
- Judith Thomson, generis moral problem, difficult moral problem