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  1. Moral Status of the Fetus and the Permissibility of Abortion: A Contractarian Response to Thomson’s Violinist Thought Experiment.Matthew John Minehan - forthcoming - Journal of Medical Ethics:medethics-2020-106810.
    Judith Jarvis Thomson famously argued that abortion is permissible even if we accept that a fetus qualifies as a person and possesses a right to life. The current paper presents two arguments that undermine Thomson’s position. First, the paper sketches a contractarian argument that explores Thomson’s violinist thought experiment from behind a veil of ignorance, which suggests that if we had an equal likelihood of being an unwanted fetus and a pregnant woman, it would be rational for us to oppose (...)
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  • Abortion and the Limits of Political Liberalism.Henrik Friberg-Fernros - 2010 - Public Reason 2 (1).