of health, of all other interests and concerns, of all other duties. I propose, then, that we grant that the fetus is a person from the moment of conception. The fetus, being to life, but as the mother is a person too, so has she a right to life. Both are innocent: the one who is threatened is not threatened because of any fault, the one who threatens does not threaten chinas Communist Leaders because of any fault. Columbia University in 1959, all in philosophy.
It does not include a right to be given at least the bare minimum of what one needs for continued life (55-56). Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58,.
My own view is that if a human being has any just, prior claim to anything at all, he has a just, prior claim to his own body. Presumably they have an equal right to life. Thus justice might call for somebody to get Smith's coat back from Jones, and yet you have a right to refuse to be the one to lay hands on Jones, a right to refuse to do physical violence to him. And it also allows for and supports our sense that in other cases resort to abortion is even positively indecent. What may be done for her? I should have thought that-in light of his having no right to the use of your body-it was obvious that we do not have to accede to your being forced to give up so much. Thomson, Judith Jarvis (1976). I said earlier that I had no right to the touch of his cool hand on my fevered brow even though I needed it to save my life. She challenges the idea that one can argue effectively from this premise to the conclusion that all abortion is morally impermissible.