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Thread #63369 Message #1029313
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
03-Oct-03 - 09:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
Subject: RE: BS: No 'right to choose' this...
"Because she wants to" and "up to a stage in development" are the "certain circumstances" which currently apply in the USA. So abortion on a woman who did not consent, or where the "certain stage" has been reached would be illegal.
And in other countries different "certain circumstances" apply. For example in China the consent of the mother can be dispensed with, I understand.
Nerd's science-fiction situation in which it would be possible for an aborted emryo or fetus to survive by being placed inthe womb of another women who wished this to happen, rather than in an incubator or whatever is interesting, but not at present practical.
Quite what would be the accepted etics in such a situation is as yet titally unclear. I would think that a very good case could be made for saying that the developing human being involved would have a right to be enabled to continue his or her development, if that option was available.
Once again, to suggest that at any stage one human being is the properety of another human being is not acceptable.