Assignment 6 - reach the same point of inefficiency towards...

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Emily Leung AD08 Assignment #6 October 22 nd , 2009 The reading “Why Abortion is Immoral” by Don Marquis argues the ethical question about abortion. The main purpose of the essay was to show that abortion was “seriously immoral, that it is in the same moral category as killing an innocent adult human being” (Marquis 24). The conclusion of this essay was to argue the subject of which the moral permissibility for abortion is based on the status of the fetus. Marquis goes about arguing this conclusion by stating the different theories that could support and affect negatively towards the argument. First, Marquis shows how the typical reasoning for the pro-choice and anti-abortion perspective does not succeed in proving their morals towards the subject of abortion. He states that the pro-choice principles are “too narrow” and the anti- abortionist principles are “too broad”. Then Marquis simply states that the typical arguments both
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Unformatted text preview: reach the same point of inefficiency towards the real issue of abortion. After stating multiple different situations that showed flaws in the typical reasoning for the abortion argument, Marquis explains the loss of ones future theory, which argues that ones future must be evaluated into the thought process to help further the solution. The essay also uses several examples from other philosophers such as Kant, Tooley, and Bassen. I thought the author argued convincingly because he showed how the typical arguments for abortion were inefficient and showed new perspectives that could possibly work for the argument. He had great evidence to back up his theories, and it was very thought out and interesting to follow. The examples given were thought provoking and displayed a new perspective of the topic....
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