Below is a paper I wrote for my Philosophy class not too long ago. Rather than teaching hard philosophy, I would probably describe the course as more of an ethics class than anything else. One of the topics we discussed was abortion. One of the articles we read was by Mary Ann Warren, a vocal abortion advocate. I wrote my paper in response to her article, opposing some of the arguments she made. One of the most frightening arguments she made--which I don't address in this paper--is that there is nothing really wrong with infanticide. It's just relatively wrong because we live in a culture that values newborns as a whole.
Here is my attempt to combat some of her arguments.