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PHIL 237 - Abortion (Week 1)

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PHIL 237
Sarah Stroud

Popes Argument1A fetus is a human being Biological definition2A fetus is an individual Individual entity that is different from all other unique genetic code3Therefore a fetus is a human individual4Therefore a fetus is a person 5Every innocent person has a right to life6Therefore a fetus has a right to life7Therefore it is wrong to kill any fetus The argument actually is missing a premise one between three and four3a Any human individual is also a personTwice is this indicated when the pope asks rhetorically how could a human individual not be a human person and the human being is to be respected and treated as a person from the moment of conception Mary Anne Warrens Argument1An entity is a person when it has at least some of these five traits2A fetus has none of these five traits3A fetus is not a person4Only persons have mo
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