A summary of Quarrels on Abortion

 Essay on the summary of Arguments about Abortion

SatheВ 1В

MihirВ SatheВ

KONSTRUERA: В VabiannaВ SantosВ SectionВ D08В

CATВ 2В: BiomedicalВ EthicsВ

Prof. В DoppeltВ

1/26/2015В

AnВ AnalysisВ ofВ PositionsВ onВ AbortionВ

PARTВ AВ

JudithВ JarvisВ Thompson, В inВ herВ essayВ " AВ DefenseВ ofВ Abortion” adoptsВ aВ proВ­choiceВ position. В MovingВ awayВ fromВ previousВ debatesВ onВ abortion, В ThompsonВ doesn'tВ attemptВ toВ delineateВ theВ pointВ whenВ personhoodВ isВ attained, В butВ grantsВ forВ theВ sakeВ ofВ argumentВ thatВ theВ fetusВ isВ aВ personВ withВ aВ rightВ toВ life. В SheВ thenВ attemptsВ toВ justifyВ abortionВ throughВ analogicalВ reasoningВ beginningВ withВ theВ thoughtВ experimentВ ofВ theВ " sickВ violinist”. В FollowingВ that, В ThompsonВ extendsВ theВ conclusionsВ derivedВ fromВ theВ analogyВ toВ addressВ casesВ whereВ theВ mother'sВ lifeВ isВ threatened, В whereВ fertilizationВ isВ accidental, В andВ finallyВ whereВ theВ motherВ endsВ theВ pregnancyВ simplyВ atВ herВ convenience. В В

TheВ " sickВ violinist” thoughtВ experimentВ isВ asВ follows: В youВ areВ kidnappedВ againstВ yourВ will certainly, В andВ yourВ bloodstreamВ isВ connectedВ toВ thatВ ofВ aВ famousВ violinistВ whoВ desperatelyВ needsВ aВ spareВ setВ ofВ kidneys. В YouВ mustВ remainВ connectedВ forВ nineВ monthsВ orВ elseВ theВ violinistВ shallВ die. В IsВ itВ morallyВ justifiedВ forВ youВ toВ unplugВ yourselfВ fromВ theВ violinistВ evenВ thoughВ itВ resultsВ inВ hisВ certainВ death? В ThompsonВ comparesВ thisВ scenarioВ toВ thatВ ofВ anВ unwantedВ pregnancy, В whereВ theВ mother(В you)В areВ forciblyВ attachedВ toВ theВ fetusВ (violinist)). В (1, В Thompson, В CCВ 2015В p. 0238)В

SatheВ 2В

TheВ analogyВ explicitlyВ addressesВ casesВ whereВ theВ motherВ isВ impregnatedВ againstВ herВ will, В justВ asВ youВ areВ connectedВ toВ theВ violinistВ againstВ yourВ will. В ThompsonВ concedesВ thatВ theВ fetusВ asВ aВ personВ hasВ aВ rightВ toВ life, В butВ sheВ emphasizesВ thatВ dueВ toВ theВ nonВ­consensualВ natureВ ofВ theВ connection, В yourВ rightВ toВ bodilyВ autonomyВ supersedesВ thatВ ofВ theВ fetusВ andВ thereforeВ youВ areВ morallyВ justifiedВ inВ unpluggingВ yourself. В AВ pointВ ofВ noteВ isВ thatВ theВ analogyВ reliesВ onВ theВ assumptionВ thatВ theВ womanВ wasВ raped. В...