Essay on Abortion Is Morally Permissible?

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Warren’s article “Abortion Is Morally Permissible” discusses if a fetus deserves to have a right to live. She begins her argument with describing why fetuses do not deserve rights because they do not have any traits of personhood. She then points out that even throughout the entire pregnancy a fetus does not deserve rights, she ends her argument by stating that even though a fetus has the potential to become a person it should not have as much rights as a pregnant women who is already a person. Warren’s argument is thought out and has very little mistakes, but the few mistakes that are there can be pulled apart and can be used to destroy her argument. In the article “Abortion Is Morally Permissible” Warren argues that a women should be allowed an abortion throughout the entire pregnancy because a fetus does not have the traits of a person, and even though a fetus has the potential to become a person that does not outweigh the rights of the women. The main argument of the article “Abortion Is Morally Permissible” by Mary Anne Warren is that abortion is moral because fetuses have no rights because they are not human. Warren starts the article with refuting the traditional argument that is used against her which is “(1) it is wrong to kill innocent human beings, and (2) fetuses are innocent human beings, then (3) it is wrong to kill fetuses.” Warren states that this argument uses two different definition of the term human, for (1) human is used in the moral sense of the term…

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