my rights>rights of an fetus. every time
Originally Posted by Goo For You
I suggest checking out a classic on this topic. (One of my favorite books actually.) To understand what really constitutes morality in our world, it takes a lot more than simply asserting one's rights over others'.
Last edited by Goo For You; 11-09-2012 at 05:30 PM.
Here's a utilitarian argument for why your fetus' rights are more important than yours: You have already used up many (more than likely 30+) years worth of utility (or "happiness"); therefore, the fetus has a lot more "happiness" potential left than you.
(^ This is essentially the same logic as when you choose to save a drowning child over a drowning adult.)
If that sounded like a weird argument to make, welcome to the fascinating world of moral philosophy, where utilitarianism is one of the biggest, oldest, and most solid schools of thought around.
Last edited by Goo For You; 11-09-2012 at 06:44 PM.