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    statuses of the fetus in regards to their humanity or personhood serve as pivotal points to the ongoing debate regarding the moral justifiability on the termination of a pregnancy. Through this, popular arguments often involve an attempt of denying the personhood of a fetus in comparison to ourselves, and if proven, would allow for the moral permissibility of abortion, and the converse for affirming the personhood of the fetus. In this, it would seem logical to conclude that the fetus during…

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    abortion to be permissible even if the fetus has a full right to life. Warren argues that there cannot be an argument for abortion if it is believed that a fetus has a full right to life, because an abortion would immediately dismiss this. In Warren’s argument, she focuses heavily on defining personhood and the moral status that coincides with it, and the lack of both in a fetus. I am going to argue on behalf of Warren, however adding the argument that a fetus does not have full moral status,…

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    Legally abortion is not murder and cannot be perceived as so because the fetus is not even aware of its life. Sarah Dutton states that “A fetus does not have the capability of sensing pain due to the fact that their neural development has not yet matured enough for a connection between the cerebral cortex and thalamus to allow the fetus an acknowledgement of pain”, therefore it does not harm the child. Murder is classified as the killing of another human…

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    between a fetus and a newborn baby. The liberal argument expresses the view of that it is acceptable to kill a fetus up to a certain point but has adverse feeling towards killing a baby that is able to live outside the womb. Singer (1979, p.122) argues that if a fetus does not have the same claim to life neither does a newborn baby, even one that of a week-year-old. He previously stated the life of a fetus has no greater value than the life of an animal, maintaining that an animal and a fetus…

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    Judith Thompson is correct in maintaining that a woman does not have a duty to preserve the life of her fetus/genetic child because it is ‘her body, her say’ since the child is inside of her. Arguing against the special obligations objection, a fetus being a family member to whom the mother has a special duty which she does not owe a stranger, because although it is genetically hers and it is a person and innocent, it is attached to her and if she does not want to support and take the risks and…

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    life of an innocent person. The Bible also does not recognize the difference between an unborn child and a child that is born; this tells us that the Bible would consider any form of abortion as taking an innocent life. When one determines that the fetus is a person and therefore is considered an innocent life, the argument surrounding the morality of abortion becomes clear. “It seems likely, therefore, that church-based social networks among religious conservatives and Catholics provide the…

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    Should We Make Abortion?

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    has been around for many years. It was widely practiced in the U.S. during the 1800s and was just a part of life. In 1821 Connecticut passed the first law in the United States making abortion illegal after quickening (when the woman can feel the fetus move during pregnancy). During this period woman was usually given poison after the fourth month of pregnancy. Most states followed Connecticut in this making abortions illegal after the first trimester but nothing big happened until 1856 when…

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    Many people who support abortion and oppose the justification given to the fetus as having the right to life, which is not deprived of the right of anybody. However, the main argument on this issue lies in whether the fetus has the right to life after the fertilized egg is formed or whether it has the right to live within a certain period of growth in the mother's body. "Everyone is given freedom to do whatever they want." (Levy 4). If the law restricts the abortion of pregnant women, are these…

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    Marquis argues that killing a fetus deprives it of a valuable future/future like ours, and concludes by saying abortion is not morally permissible. I agree with Marquis’ argument that it is wrong to kill a fetus through abortion because I believe that they have a valuable future as all humans do. While I agree with Marquis that majority of deliberate abortions are seriously immoral, I do believe that in some cases it is permissible. For instance, choosing to have an abortion after being sexually…

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    about 18 weeks but do they have a right to life? Once the egg and the sperm connect it then forms a zygote which then turns into a fetus and then turns into an infant but does that mean the infant has a right to life? In my opinion I feel as though human fetuses acquire a right to life at conception for three reasons: the first group cells duplicate and turn into a fetus, once the egg and sperm meet fertilization occurs and DNA is set up to make a new person, and the baby has to be living in…

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