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Pavlischek on abortion p. 4

Submitted by liamharvey on Sun, 02/25/2018 - 15:33

-        Seed Example: Pavlischek then brings up the question of how much a man must support a child beyond its basic needs, as well as what is society’s responsibility when the man cannot provide. In context to the seed example, Pavlischek states that Thomson tries to broaden her defense of abortion from the violinist example, which represented cases of rape. In the seed example, Thomson attempts to suggest that abortion should be permissible when consent is given but an unexpected contraceptive failure took place. In this argument, Thomson argues that pregnancy due to a contraceptive failure bears no “special responsibility” to the parents (345).