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Judith Thomason is a pro-abortionist She allows for the sake of argument that fetus a full-fledged from the movement of conception She agrees to identify fetus as a person but she tries to disapprove of this concept She thinks that a new-born infant is a person has a full right to life among other things But a new-born infant is very different from a fetus at the beginning of the ninth month Every person has a right to life the fetus is a person hence has a right to life The mother has a right to control her body but the right to life is stronger right Therefore an abortion may not be performed This anti-abortionist argument deals with particular case of abortion by reasoning from more general principle if we have a choice between respecting someones right to life and respecting someones right to control their body the right to life should always win out Thats what anti-abortionist seems to be saying So if anti-abortionist is right we cant kill the person whose life is in the balance in these cases Thomason uses the violinist example to undermine this argument In this example Thomason asks you imagine that you find yourself hooked up to a famous unconscious violinist If he cant use your kidney for nine months he will die You are in this position not because of you agreed to be but the Society of Music Lovers kidnapped you All in the same the violinist himself is perfectly innocent he had no part in creating your predicament Thomason thinks that this argument produces the wrong result when we apply it to the violinist case Therefore we can doubt that it produces the right result in the abortion case The anti-abortionist can modify their position slightly and say that the original anti-abortionist argument only applies if and only if no ones rights were violated In particular they could agree that the case of
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