Explain in detail how Judith Jarvis Thompson uses the Famous Violinist thought-experiment in order to show that abortion is sometimes morally permissible.

Explain in detail how Judith Jarvis Thompson uses the Famous Violinist thought-experiment in order to show that abortion is sometimes morally permissible. Construct detailed and plausible objections to the use she makes of this thought experiment. Follow with how Thompson would respond to each objection, and identify whether or not her reply would be effective (why or why not?). Please to not begin with a ‘general’ introduction as it will not be necessary. **Use 1) Judith Jarvis Thompson’s “A Defense of Abortion” from Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Autumn, 1971), pp. 47-66 and 2) David Boonin-Vail’s “A Defense of “A Defense of Abortion”: On the Responsibility Objection to Thompson’s Argument from Ethics, Vol. 107, No.2 (Jan., 1997), pp. 286-313 as sources.

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