Judith Jarvis Thomson

A Defense of Abortion

1971

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Author
Judith Jarvis Thomson
Date
1971 First published
Publication Location USA
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Language English
Notes "A Defense of Abortion" is a moral philosophy paper by Judith Jarvis Thomson first published in Philosophy & Public Affairs in 1971. Granting for the sake of argument that the fetus has a right to life, Thomson uses thought experiments to argue that the fetus's right to life does not trump the pregnant woman's right to have jurisdiction over her body, and that induced abortion is therefore not morally impermissible.

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