3.18.08 - abortion according to thomson

3.18.08 - abortion according to thomson - March 18, 2008...

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March 18, 2008 Abortion – Judith Jarvis Thomson I. Standard Anti-Abortion Argument II. Refutation by Analogy Judith Jarvis Thomson I. The Extreme view – Abortion is never morally permissible II. The Famous Violinist III. The Right to Life 1. The right to have your life sustained 2. The right to not be killed 3. Thomson’s view IV. The right to the use of one’s body 1. Burglar Case 2. Defective Bars 3. “People Seeds” V. Good Samaritan VS Minimally Decent Samaritan 1. Kitty Genovese ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- I. Standard Anti-Abortion Argument 1. Killing an innocent person is wrong 2. A fetus is an innocent person i. There is no non-arbitrary dividing line between a zygote and the person it becomes ii. Therefore a zygote is a person 3. Abortion is the killing of a fetus 4. THEREFORE abortion is wrong II. Refutation by analogy 1. A refutation by analogy doesn’t attempt to prove the conclusion of the argument that it’s attempting to refute. 2.
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