<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Davis (Michael) - Fetuses, Famous Violinists, and the Right to Continued Aid (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5680.htm">Fetuses, Famous Violinists, and the Right to Continued Aid</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Davis (Michael).htm">Davis (Michael)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Quarterly, 1983, Vol. 33 Issue 132, p259-278, 20p</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5680.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosopher s Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Discusses the paper <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5677.htm">Thomson (Judith Jarvis) - A Defense of Abortion</A>". </li><li>Focus of the analogy between violinists and the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">fetus</A><SUP>1</SUP>; </li><li>Criticism against the anti-abortion arguments claiming <ul type="disc"><li>the right of all people to life, </li><li>regard for the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">fetus</A><SUP>2</SUP> as a person, </li><li>the right people to decide what to do with their bodies and </li><li>abortion as a violation of the right to life by the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_71.htm">fetus</A><SUP>3</SUP>; </li></ul></li><li>Agreement on the wrongness of bypassing the metaphysics of personhood; </li><li>Offer of a explanation to refute Thomson s perspectives; </li><li>Explanation of the failure of the analogy to establish the moral liberty of abortion to end pregnancy due to rape.</li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:36" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:36:15</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>