One Truly Philosophical Problem

Last summer, Mark at Minute Particulars rephrased Camus’ famous statement about suicide in terms for a reasonable discourse on abortion:

There is but one truly philosophical problem regarding abortion, and that is homicide. Judging whether an unborn child is or is not a human being amounts to answering the fundamental question of abortion. All the rest—whether or not individual choice must be safeguarded, whether abortion can be legislated—comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer.