A Defense Of Abortion By Judith Jarvis Thomson

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Abortion is an incredibly controversial subject with its roots buried deep within the topic of morality. As decades pass, the solution to whether or not abortion can be considered moral is no closer to having an established answer. An argument deriving from within abortion generates a simpler, individual point of divergence; ‘that every living thing has a right to life.’ Just by itself this argument has so many layers and tremendous complexity driven from both sides of the constant abortion disagreement.
In “A Defense of Abortion” by Judith Jarvis Thomson; from the journal Philosophy and Public Affairs 1971, the author uses analogies as a way to better explain, in layman's terms, a perspective on abortion for an easier understanding of the argument. Through her analogies a question is asked, and this question is the basis to better comprehend the fundamental points of disagreement on both sides of the issue regarding abortion; ‘is your life more important than someone else’s life?’
One of Judith Jarvis Thomson’s arguments regarding abortion is an analogy involving a person’s right t...
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