I Was Once a Fetus: An Identity-Based Argument Against Abortion

          First an outline of the argument Assume that I once was a fetus. Who will deny this —surely a fetus was what I once was? Yet, though it is hard to deny, much of this paper will be work to bolster up this portion of the argument. For now assume this. But now if the right-to-life (understood as the right not to be deprived of life by human decision unless one has deserved such deprivation through a crime that one has been..
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