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3 short answer questions 100 words per answer

(i)                 Fetuses are considered variously to have the moral status of mere tissue, to have appreciable though not full moral status, or to have full moral status. On what theories of moral status might each of these claims be based? Articulate a theory of the moral status of a fetus, defending your position from potential objections raised by advocates of the other two positions.

 

(ii)               Please list and briefly describe three different forms of consent. Which form is generally most preferable, and why?

 

(iii)             What is the conventional distinction in medicine between killing and allowing to die? Does such a distinction hold up in practice? Why or why not?