Logical Insanity

James Franco’s Philosophy Time

Princeton Professor Liz Harman attempted to articulate a rationale for abortion.

But, what I think is actually among early fetuses there are two very different kinds of beings. So, James, when you were an early fetus, and Eliot, when you were an early fetus, all of us I think we already did have moral status then. But we had moral status in virtue of our futures. And future of fact that we were beginning stages of persons. But some early fetuses will die in early pregnancy due to abortion or miscarriage. And in my view that is a very different kind of entity. That’s something that doesn’t have a future as a person and it doesn’t have moral status.

“The fetus is a person if you don’t get an abortion; the fetus is not a person if you do get an abortion.” 

The philosophy of the progressives: the future determines the ontological status of the unborn baby.