[Vision2020] OT WAS: RE: Ellen Goodman, baby killer...

nickgier at adelphia.net nickgier at adelphia.net
Fri Sep 22 10:47:02 PDT 2006

Great minds are so in tune with each other, Bob!  
Using a very similar thought experiment (being hooked to a famous violinist 
without your permission), Judith Jarvis Thomson wrote a now famous article for 
"Philosophy and Public Affairs."  
The power of Thomson's argument is that the violinist is a person, but our 
moral, legal, and religious tradition has recognized the fetus as a person only 
late in pregnancy, a position that corresponds to the Supreme Court decision of 
I humbly offer my own views on this topic at 
Nick Gier

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