Cross-posted from TheLeadingEdge Blog
Most people who attend a university or regularly discuss the issue of abortion have encountered some version or other of Judith Jarvis Thomson’s ‘violinist analogy’ for abortion. It comes from her 1971 essay ‘A Defense of Abortion‘, in which Thomson tries to argue that abortion is merely a case of a woman exercising her right to bodily autonomy.
In this latest edition of The Pro-Life Guy I explain the five major flaws in the violinist analogy, and why it simply does not provide a justification for abortion. You can check it out below, or by clicking here.
In the next episode of The Pro-Life Guy I will be exploring the logical flaws and serious dangers presented by the bodily rights argument (for abortion) in general.