This is not a piece of protoplasm; this is a baby inside the womb” (Anderson).
He effectively tugs at our heartstrings with this imagery.
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or The Question of Abortion: A Search for Answers”, by Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan, seeks a middle ground between the extremes of pro-life and pro-choice.
"Arguments Against" uses biblical, medical, legal, and philosophical arguments to convince us that abortion is immoral and unethical.
His first subclaim is that the Bible supports a pro-life ideology, an argument from authority. The entire basis for the Bible as a source of authority is the tautology “The Bible is true because God says so; he says so in the Bible.” This does not hold up rhetorically, and completely disregards biblical criticism, an entire branch of scholarship predicated on the fact that the Bible is the work of humans (and hence not divine or particularly useful as a moral guide).
Anderson’s second claim is that medical science supports a pro-life position.
In his essay, he argues that because an embryo is genetically distinct from the mother at the moment of conception, it is an individual, and morally cannot be terminated by the mother.