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Unformatted text preview: happen at a much later stage in pregnancy—endangering the mother. • In some cases the child may not be able to be raised properly. They could be neglected, malnourished, and possibly could turn to a life a crime, abuse, violence. • Cases if rape and incest are very traumatic and the potential for a birth from these is unbearable to the victims. • The definition for life is commonly associated with four factors: 1. Metabolism 2. Growth 3. Reaction to stimuli and 4. Reproduction. If reproduction was set aside, the three remaining are only possible because the mother is present and providing the remaining three—no mother, no metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli. • Everyone has a right to control their body. By focusing on the mother and not the potentially new life, abortion is a humane practice....
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- Spring '09
- Sociology, sterile medical procedure