Peter Singer Abortion Euthanasia And Infanticide

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Abortion, Euthanasia and Infanticide Peter Singer 1. Syllogism: An instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two given or assumed propositions. Premise: The base of the argument. The structure of the upcoming argument. Utilitarianism: The doctrine that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority. 2. Peter Singer is trying to promote the point that abortion should be legal, He believes that it should be legal before the embryo has reached eighteen weeks old because before the eighteen weeks the embryo does not experience the sensations of suffering or satisfaction so it does not feel or have the capability of feeling. The definition of life is “the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional…show more content…
I agree that the argument of that the embryo cannot feel anything before eighteen weeks of age and that it should be legal before then because the embryo cannot feel the pain of dying and it would have never been alive to be killed so it would have never of been killed. The definition of death is something that has lived is now dead. So if this embryo has never lived then how could it of died or been killed? I however, do not agree with his opinion of that it is okay to kill a newborn child because they are actually alive and can actually experience pain and suffering and has a more developed brain than the embryo. Saying this though, I would never ask someone who I have impregnated to get an abortion. But I can see with some people it would be the only way out. If the mother was raped or could not support the baby with any kind of a decent life then the more humane thing to do would be to get an abortion. There is the argument of if it would be better to carry out the birth and give the baby up to orphanages and adoption but the toll that would take on the mother to give up her baby after actually seeing it would be immense. We cannot judge about people who have either undergone abortions or thinking about because we do not know what kind of life they actually have and what they could be going through. I think it should be and individual decision that the government shows compassion to. 4. Peter Albert David Singer, is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in applied ethics and approaches ethical issues from a secular, preference utilitarian
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