Contemporary Moral Problems Notes - March 8 and 10
Contemporary Moral Problems Notes - March 8 and 10 PHIL 3720
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Date Created: 03/13/16
3/8/16: Abortion (Little) Reading “The Moral Permissibility of Abortion” by Margaret Olivia Little Moral Status of a Fetus (Lee and George/L&G) Types of being Potentiality Nutrition/Environment Little’s Rebuttal L&G focus on moral intuitions they value of life …and on Biology. But that environment they’re talking about…that’s a woman, an autonomous agent. This is Morally Significant. Fetuses They’re respectworthy as the process of reproduction creates life. However, they don’t maintain the same value throughout life; their value deepens as it develops. Definitions abortion – ending gestational support Contrarily, L&G see it as violation the fetus’ rights. (Little says they’re wrong.) independent trajectory – the fetus doesn’t have a trajectory independent of the mother since it depends on the mother to sustain it Harm L&G underestimate the medical/physical harms of pregnancy; Little’s known women who have had many difficulties during pregnancy. Social harms are also neglected by L&G (familial abandonment, being trapped in an abusive relationship a woman would otherwise leave, increased difficulty in finding/maintaining jobs, etc.). Identity (as in interests, etc.) – Pregnancy transforms a woman into a mother. Therefore, her identity changes. Identity and relationship intimacy both fall under a woman’s right to author her own life. Responsible Creation (RC) Abortion within the norms of RC Otherwise, it violates a woman’s commitment to RC. 3/10/16: Abortion Debate ProLee and George Some preferred their definition of abortion instead of Little’s. Little’s car accident analogy was not convincing. Where do we draw the line at a fetus’ personhood and its value/rights? ProLittle The woman’s right to choose is what most people liked about her argument. She should be able to choose if she wants the identity of motherhood or not. Because the fetus is entirely dependent on the mother, it has no rights to be violated. Neither have anything to say about cases where people were not properly educated about contraceptive methods.
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