Essay On Morality Of Abortion

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The morality of abortion is an argument that has spanned decades with debates on both sides as to whether or not it is right to kill a fetus that is not yet born. Even today, there is still no set motion that humanity follows as a whole, and they have been labelled as being either ‘pro-choice’ or ‘pro-life’ following in their own beliefs as to what is right. There are even many articles, essays, and journals today which exist to validate the point of each of these sides. Many have attempted to make sense of the matter as well including some philosophers. Two of these philosophers include Mary Ann Warren and Don Marquis, who each give their own opinion on the matter quite formally and use many ideologies to back their claims.
Warren herself
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This situation better replicates the situation that a careless woman may put themselves into in becoming pregnant. She still states that the one missing difference is that the woman would give life to the baby that the fetus becomes, where this is not the case in the altered violinist case. She uses this to come to the conclusion that the person’s “responsibility for [the violinist’s] existence does not seem to lessen his obligation to keep [the violinist] alive, if he is also responsible for [the violinist’s] being in a situation in which only he can save him” (Warren …show more content…
Marquis however, immediately dismisses the extreme cases of abortion in his argument, such as in the event of rape, or abortion to save the mother. He begins by defining the classic argument that each side takes, stating that anti-abortionists “will argue or assert that life is present from the moment of conception” (Marquis 184), whereas the pro-choice argues the opposite in that “fetuses are not persons” (Marquis 184). He then states that while each side may have their own arguments, they still need moral principle to dictate their claims and proof their

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