Persons Of Interest: A Review of David Boonin’s Beyond Roe, Part 2

Introduction In this article, I will summarize chapters 2-3  of David Boonin’s Beyond Roe. I will then offer an analysis of what I see as the logical conclusions of his argument. My thesis is his arguments leave the door wide open for abandoning or neglecting newborn children as well as the unborn. Chapter 2: The Lesson of the Case David Boonin lays out the implication of the Robert McFall and David Shimp story. The reason that the state could not force Shimp to give McFall his bone marrow is that McFall had no right to his bone marrow. This is true even though McFall was a person with a right to life and needed Shimp’s bone marrow. (1) And, he argues, if we the reader are willing to accept those implications: “you are now in a position to draw an important conclusion: being a person doesn’t give you the right to use another person’s bone marrow even if you need to use it… The same goes for having a right to life. Having a…

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