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In this article, the writer compares and contrasts the respective arguments of Judith Thomson, in "A Defense of Abortion" (1971), with those of Don Marquis, in "Why Abortion is Immoral" (1989), in order to critically assess which of the two commentators makes the stronger ethical argument. The writer concludes through this comparative analysis that the Marquis' argument is marginally stronger than is Thomson's in this regard.
From the Paper:"As will be argued, while the two approaches to the question of abortion are fundamentally distinct in their fundamental assumptions, in general both arguments are based on the same methodological premise that the clearest avenue for understanding the complex ethical issues surrounding abortion is through what may be termed a "property-rights" approach."
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Ethics of Abortion (2006, December 01) Retrieved March 29, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/comparison-essay/ethics-of-abortion-130608/
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