PHI 305 Topic 5 DQ 2
Francis Beckwith writes, “After all, if human persons ought not to be either subjects of research or killed without justification, and if the fetus from conception is a human person, then embryo experimentation, abortion, and cloning are prima facie morally wrong.”(“Abortion, Bioethics, and Personhood” http://cbhd.org/content/abortion-bioethics-and-personhood-philosophical-reflection)
Do you agree with his assertion that the question of personhood is paramount in these issues? Explain.
After reviewing the readings for this topic, what do you think are the strongest arguments for and against the right to abortion? Explain. Do the same principles apply to euthanasia? Explain