Summary Of A Defense Of Abortion Judith Thomson

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Abortion has been one of the biggest controversies of all time. In “A Defense of Abortion” Judith Thomson argues, a fetus does not have the right to life or the ability to use someone else’s body. She explains the different between Good Samaritan and Minimally Decent Samaritan My objection is that Thomson’s experiment is not realistic, a person has to follow the responsibilities of their actions, and a parent has an obligation to care for their child, and counts as a Minimally Decent Samaritan. Thomson arguments against my objections would be the fetus’ rights are not greater than the mother, there’s a different between consenting to sex and consenting to pregnancy, a child has to be born to have rights.
In Thomson’s thought experiment a person
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The family needs money which their do not have to save their love one, so they call you and ask you to help save them. You have to decide to save your friend or make this into a business deal. The friend has no right to save their friend according to Thomson. The question here is what counts as a Good Samaritan and Minimally Decent Samaritan. Some people would say that a Minimally Decent Samaritan would give the money to the friend. Some people will believe saving the fetus live is the Minimally Decent Samaritan thing to do, some might say that abortion is not minimally decent at any degree. They are laws where a person has to be a Decent Samaritan such as negligence. The fetus is the person’s child; the person has an obligation to care for them. As a parent does not do so will be go to prison. A person cannot say that their child is not entitled to your …show more content…
Even if the scenarios were more accurate the results would be similar: the fetus does not have the right to use someone else’s body. Thomas would argue that if a person has consented sex with another person, then they have consented to have sex, but they have not consented to go through a pregnancy. Even through the person had consented to sex; they do not have any moral obligations to go thought a pregnancy. There is a difference between willing to have sex and willing to get pregnancy. Thomson would argue, in order for the parents to abuse or neglected the child, there need to be born not in a womb. A fetus does not count as a child. Given that reason, would it reasonable to send a person to prison if they had a miscarriage? A Minimally Decent Samaritan would not let a mother die to save the life of a unborn child given that she has other children that she need her

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