Prof. Thomson, the Violinist, and the Kidney Machine.

The argument against legal abortion is stated thusly as a Modus Ponens in the home page of this essay series.

If a fetus is a person, then abortion should be illegal

A fetus is a person.
Therefore abortion should be illegal.

Most rebuttals to this argument focus on the second premise, and deny that the fetus is a person. Professor Judith…



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Teed Rockwell

Teed Rockwell

I am White Anglo-Saxon Protestant Male Heterosexual cisgendered over-educated able-bodied affluent and thin. Hope to learn from those living on the margins.