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oSecondly, people with AIDS or cancerwho know they are dying believe thatdying is a very bad thing for then,They believe that the loss of a futureto them that they would otherwisehave experienced is what makes theirpremature death a very bad thing.The view that what makes killingwrong is the loss to the victim of thevalue of the victim’s future issupported by other things whenimplications are examined …oIt is wrong to kill aliens who also havefutures, which opposes the idea that itis only wrong to kill human beings.oIt is wrong to kill conscious animals(perhaps, idk he says some weird shitabout not wanting to talk aboutanimals lmao)oThis also entails that active euthanasiais not morally wrong. People whohave a future of pain and suffering,and wish to die, will not have suffered
a loss if killed. This goes against therather ridiculous idea of the sanctity oflife.oIt is wrong to kill children and infantsbecause they have futures.oIt is therefore wrong to kill a fetus,because it has a future.With the future-like-ours argument(the argument used above just in adifferent name) it indicates that afetus’s life is just as valuable as thelife of an adult human, because if it’spotential future.If they have taken all the reasonableprecautions against having a child, they donot simple by virtue of their biologicalrelationship to the child who comes intoexistence have a special responsibility for it.She is suggesting that if assuming the childmay require large sacrifices, then they mayrefuseBasically saying that the future matters, ratherthan past, if the future implications are toomuch u can dip hamlyMarquis argues that we don’t care about theimmediate past (how experiences were),because we only care about the potentiality ofthe future of the fetus. Even though somethingmay be difficult for the people to deal with atthe moment, as time goes on those feelingswill soon be in the past, so we can disregardthem. As long as the fetus has the potential inthe future to experience life as it is, then allelse doesn’t matter.Compare (similar views)ThompsonMarquisShe does not agree a fetus is human,she still grants that for the sake ofargument and base her experimentas if the fetus was a person, just toprove that the fetus being a personor not is irrelevant when it comes tothe mother’s choice to terminateThis analysis can be viewed asresolving a standard problemconcerning the ethics of abortion.Clearly, it is wrong to kill adulthuman beings. Clearly, it is not wrongto tend the life of some arbitrarilychosen single human cell. Fetusesseem to be like arbitrarily chosenhuman cells in some respects and likeadult humans in other respects. Theproblem of ethics of abortion is theproblem of determining the fetalproperty that settles this moralcontroversy.

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Term
Winter
Professor
YOUNG
Tags
Genetics, Mutation, Genetic disorder

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