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School
University of Toronto Scarborough
Department
Philosophy
Course
PHLB09H3
Professor
Cathal O Madagain
Semester
Winter

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PHLB09 Lecture 4: Rights of the Mother, a defence for abortion January 20 , 2011 -rights of the fetus and what they amount to and the mothers rights -intentional killing versus unintentional killing -duty versus decency 1. Limits of rights of fetus -cant make any exceptions for rape, threat to mothers life rape- just because fetus is product of rape doesnt mean the fetus rights to life have diminished -cant change someones rights just be they are a product of rape -circumstances of conception shouldnt matter -if the fetus has rights to life, and if the fetus rights to life means you cant kill the fetus, then the rights arent going to change just because the fets is a product of rape threat to mothers life- fetus inadvertently threats mothers life, no the intention of the fetus to threaten mothers life -you cant
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