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rendered in decision that fetuses in the first, second and third semester were not persons because they were unable to find a consensus among randomly selected experts. The lack of a consensus among arbitrarily chosen experts does not prove anything because it is the “absence of evidence” (18). Principle 4: The Principle of Nonmaleficence- Avoid unnecessary harms; if a harm is unavoidable, minimize it. Spitzer relates principle number four to the case of Roe v. Wade. Spitzer suggests that the decision that the jury made violates principle four because the majority claimed that, “when in doubt, assume that human life does not exist” even though Dr. Lejuene’s research claims that a single celled human zygote has a full human genome. This violates the fourth principle because this decision sanctions the killing of a human life. Principle 5: The Principle of Consistent Ends and Means- The end does not justify the means. Spitzer compares principle number five to the phrase: “the lesser of two evils”. He relates it to abortion in this way by saying that it has been argued that in order to achieve “the
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Julia Lesses good end of allowing a woman to have custody over her own body”, the law should sanction the killing of unborn humans (41). Principle 6: The Principle of Full Human Potential- Every human beings (or group of human beings) deserves to be valued according to the full level of human development, not according to the level of development currently achieved. Spitzer relates principle number six to enslavement and war. He uses the example of the Dominican friar Bartolome de las Casas, who tried to defend the Indians of the New World from the Spanish conquerors. He argued against Juan Gines de Sepulveda who
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