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e.Thomson tries to show that the fetus only becomes a person very late during gestation inorder to show that first and second trimester abortions are permissible.15. What is the example of the violinist in Thomson’sA Defense of Abortionsupposed to show?a.That there is a significant difference in the value of an adult life and the life of a fetus.b.That the fetus is not a person.c.That a person’s right to her body can outweigh another person’s right to life.d.That the discussions of abortion rights should not ignore the emotional attachments thatdevelop during pregnancy.e.That the question of whether a woman has a right to terminate a pregnancy depends onwhether or not the woman bears responsibility for the pregnancy.
16. “If the room is stuffy and I therefore open a window … and a burglar climbs in, it would beabsurd to say: ‘Ah … she has given him a right to the use of her house”. What is Thomson trying toshow with this analogy?
17. I realize that I left my computer in the second floor of my house, where my guests are sleeping. Ineed to climb the stairs to retrieve the computer, but I know that my guests are light sleepers, andthat the creaking of the stairs will wake them up. But I really need the computer, so I go upstairs andthe creaking of the stairs does indeed wake up my guests. Which of the following is an unintendedbut foreseen consequence of my action:
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