Abortion Sense and Nonsense
For a pregnant woman, the question really is, “what may I do to this baby-in-the-making that I’ve unintentionally conceived?” And the problem is that a baby-in-the-making is a thing we don’t have rules for. Deciding what may or may not be done to a fetus is like resolving other hard questions. What may or may not be done to a corpse, a painting, a spider, a 500 year old tree? These are all questions on which reasonable people will disagree, as the saying goes.