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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 02:36 PM

56. Three related questions

(A) Its the woman's body it depends on what the woman wants. If she does not want to carry it, then she should have a right to have it removed from her body. The ONLY limitation I would put on it is that if the fetus is viable and can be removed from the mother without killing it or harming the mother, then all efforts should be taken to do so. If it can't be removed without harming the mother, then the mother's health should take precedence.

(B) Society has a responsibility to recognize and protect the woman's right to her own body above all else. While I do think there is a responsibility to the fetus (thus my viability statement above), that responsibility is limited (we don't even know if it will make it to term or not) and whatever obligations society has to the fetus is trumped by the woman's right to autonomy and self ownership each and every single time.

(C) Morality? Or legally? Morality its between the woman and her own conscience. Legally? None.

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