The standard argument against abortion claims that the fetus is a person and therefore has a right to life.
Thomson shows why this standard argument against abortion is a somewhat inadequate account of the morality of abortion.
(1) The fetus is a person (or moral equivalent) (2) It is wrong to kill persons (C) It is wrong to have an abortion....
[tags: Abortion, Morality, Pregnancy, Argument] - Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus (merriam-webster.com). until around the late 1800s when at that time most states had forbid it, only making exceptions if it was to save the life of a woman/mother. He states both versions of the golden rule should be rejected.
[tags: The Right to Life, Pro-Life Essays] - Abortion seems to be just another term tossed around like any other.
The word abortion has become very common around the world, whether illegal or legal.
Which view of the nature of persons seems most reasonable.
What do you conclude from this about the morality of abortion.