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Noonans is an extreme anti-abortionist He believed that once conceived the being was recognized as human because heshe had humans potential The criterion for humanity thus was simple and all embracing if you are conceived by human parents you are human He believes in four pro-choice criteria for human being The first criterion is viability Viability is the point in time in which a fetus lived attached to its mother determines the fate Notion of viability is that fetus is depended on its mother in order to live and if this dependence is taken through abortion then it is actually a right of life taken from a living human being The second view is experience Experience as defined through Noonan is A being who has had experience has lived and suffered who posses memories is more human than one who has not Here he points out the stage of fetus when it can be responsive to touch and can feel the environment around himher He compares this stage of fetus to of an adult who has aphasia has lost his or her memories- his or her experience Noonan asks rhetorically if this means the humanity of the adult has been erased In this argument Noonan is implying that if there is an absences of experiences during fetus stage of human life we can not deprive the fetus of hisher right to life The third case is sentiment Sentiment in this case means that if the fetus dies it wont receive the same grief as for a living child because it hasnt been named or had personality Noonan views this while contrasting different races among human kind He portrays his feelings that if one human being is of different skin color or of different sex we wont say that hisher life lost is not grief able Why isnt then a fetus is given the same human respect heshe deserved The last of these criterias is
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