Judith Jarvis Thomson

Judith Jarvis Thomson - V Here’s a new spin to it...

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Judith Jarvis Thomson (J.J. Thomson) o Very obscure analogies in her article to compare to abortion. o The one most prominent describes a patient in the hospital who is forced to use his kidney’s to support the life of a famous violinist. V Here, we find that the RTL does not include the right to use someone else’s body to maintain your life, without their consent. V In the case of the violinist, the patient was in no way responsible for the case of the violinist. However, in the case of the pregnant woman, she’s at least half responsible for the baby.
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Unformatted text preview: V Here’s a new spin to it: Wouldn’t she at least owe that much to the man? o Ultimately, what this amounts to is the woman has a right to do whatever she wants to do with her body. V Suppose a woman takes all of the necessary precautions…However, now let’s say she is careless & a burglar does get in. The burglar argues, “Tough luck. Now you have to deal with me.”...
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