Don Marquis - apply to abortion. o The advantage of using...

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Don Marquis o Argument essentially goes like this: Killing an adult HB is wrong because it deprives them of their future life. Aborting a fetus deprives it of its future life. So, aborting a fetus is morally wrong. o This, of course, is a moral wrong. We’re speaking of morality not legality. o If the whole point of why killing is wrong is that u deprive them of their future then this would
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Unformatted text preview: apply to abortion. o The advantage of using this argument is that u do not have to establish whether a fetus is a human being. You merely would have to say that it would have had a future like ours. o One problem with the argument is that it seems to suggest that all living things with a future are equal: shouldn’t kill animals, mosquitoes, etc.?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY PHI2600 taught by Professor Siegmann during the Spring '11 term at FIU.

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