Use Method I to make one argument for and one
. Which of the positions under Method II does each of
the following statements exemplify?
a. Because this fetus has all the potential to develop
the abilities of a person, it has all the rights of a
b. Only when a being can think and communicate
does it have full moral status. Because a fetus
does not have these abilities, it has neither moral
rights nor claims.
c. If a fetus is a human being, then it has full moral
status and rights.
d. Its capacity to feel pain gives a being full moral
status. The fetus has this capacity beginning in
the fifth or sixth month, and so abortion is not
morally justifiable beyond that stage.
e. Early-term fetuses do not have as much
moral significance as later-term fetuses
because their potential is not as fully realized as
it is later.