I have drafted two arguments against pro-choice especially the concept of personhood. (1) We use the concept 'personhood' to distinguish between a foetus being a 'person' or not and if not, then abortion is permissible. However, animals are sometimes characterised as 'persons' due to possible self-awareness, personality and cognitive functioning. If it is permissible to kill animals, which could be 'persons', but also permissible to kill a foetus due to them not being a 'person' then we reach a contradiction; it is both right to kill 'persons' (animals) and not right to kill 'persons' (a more developed foetus/baby). I recognise several flaws in my argument: the use of analogy may be a false one due to it being an interspecific relation and someone who is a vegan or vegetarian would not agree to animals being killed.
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