Life - Why is murder wrong
Joe Carter, over at the Evangelical Outpost has an interesting post on why killing another human being is wrong. He quotes the work of philospher Donald Marquis
Marquis concludes that what makes killing inherently wrong is that it deprives a victim of all the “experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments that would otherwise have constituted one’s future." It is not the change in the biological state that makes killing wrong, says Marquis, but the loss of all experiences, activities, projects, and enjoyments that would otherwise have constituted one’s future (hereafter we will refer to these as EAPE).
This obviously has implications for abortion, but we need to be careful to delineate between a potential human life and an actual human life.
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