Abortion logic argument

Abortion logic argument - Melissa Trevelline December 1,...

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Melissa Trevelline December 1, 2006 Philosophical Problems Extra credit Abortion During the last twenty-five years, abortion has been one of the most heated topics being debated in the United States and Canada. The only topics that equal the abortion debate are race and war. Abortion is a discussion of human interaction where ethics, emotions, and law come together. There are people that have different views of abortion but no matter what their view is they fall under a thin line. There is the pro-choice and the pro-life view. A pro-choice person would feel that the decision to abort a pregnancy is that of the mothers and the government has no right to interfere. A pro-lifer would hold that from the moment of conception, the embryo or fetus is alive. Since this embryo or fetus is alive and is a person, you have no moral right to abort a life. If you aborted the life, then you would be committing murder. If you commit murder, then you have done something illegal. Therefore, if you abort a life, then you have done something illegal. The word “murder” is mainly used by pro-lifers to describe what happens when you abort an embryo/fetus. Murder means deliberate and unjustified killing of another person containing intent. In A Defense of Abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson , an argument is presented to support abortion. In this argument Thomson asks what if you were to wake up one morning and find yourself back to back with an unconscious violinist. This violinist is very famous and has a fatal kidney ailment. The Society of Music Lovers says that they
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have searched every medical record and found that you are the only person with the correct blood type that can save the violinist. They kidnapped you last night while you slept and plugged the violinists circulatory system into your own, causing your body to
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