The issue of whether abortion is right or not continues to divide many across the globe.
How Marquis argues and defends his position against the claims of personhood theories
One of the biggest arguments against abortions is the pro-life. This argument seems to satisfy
the majority, however, not many elaborate on the reasons for their approach. This is not the
case for don marquis. For Marquis, his position against abortion relies on a very straightforward
premise; the loss of one’s life is one of the greatest loses one can suffer, it deprives one of all
the experiences activities, projects, and enjoyments that otherwise have constituted one future.
Based on this argument we can observe that Marquis tries to establish that dead isn’t what the
his stand is all about but rather is that abortion takes away the infinite and for many, pleasure
possibilities that come along with growing.
The premise just mentioned is supported by two considerations; in first place Marquis argument
elaborates on the reason why killing is considered by our standards as one of the worst crimes
(it deprives the human being from a future) the second consideration involves people who
suffer from life threatening diseases like cancer and AIDS and how this individuals who know
and acknowledge their dead believe that dying is because of the loss of the future that they
could have had the opportunity to experience if it wasn’t for that disease.
Marquis acknowledges the different positions towards this issues and the different premises that
support the different positions. A feature that is often mentioned by advocates or individuals who
are for abortion is the notion of personhood. This notion allows them to challenge the concept
that abortion=killing human beings by arguing and defining the concept or when a fetus
becomes a person. For Marquis, personhood theories cannot straightforwardly account for the
wrongness of killing infants and young children, in his view this theories of personhood appear
to serve as proof of how desperately advocates of this theory wants it to work. Furthermore
Marquis proposes another argument to sustain his position; the comparison of abortion to the
wanton infliction of pain on animals.
How Thomson argues and defends her position for abortion in some cases about the
thought of pro-life advocates who believe that it is wrong to kill innocent human beings
Both arguments starts with the concern of what it is wrong to do to the rest, then both search the
characteristic of the wrong action which makes it wrong. The common structure between these