Bioethics 4

Bioethics 4 - Abortion Right to Life Argument P1 fetus has...

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Abortion Right to Life Argument P1 fetus has right to life P2 when mom seeks abortion her right to do what she wants with her body conflicts with the fetus' right to life P3 right to life> right to do what one wants with one's body (property right) Conclusion: so wrong for mom or 3rd party to perform abortion What the right to life is not 1 positive right to life-sustaining goods 2 right that others not withdraw whatever is needed to sustain life Complication: Cabin Case Using someone else's stuff to save someone else. Permissible to infringe on rights with compensation like pay for replacement. What about special obligations? Abortion is violation of it. Thompson says no special obligation unless we assume it. If taken reasonable precautions you don’t take on responsibility. i.e. burglar breaks in through open window does not give him a right to be there. Babies as spores example that take root in carpet. Conservative View
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