Protecting The Unborn

How far can police go to prevent a mother from harming her fetus? The Supreme Court will decide

Generally, combatants fight the abortion wars by rallying behind one of two sides--women who want to make their own choices without government interference, or fetuses, who can not make choices and need government interference. But what, if anything, should the government do about pregnant women who are not seeking an abortion but do things that could harm their unborn children--smoke crack, say, or drink bourbon or climb trees? Just as the arrival of RU 486 may shift the focus of the abortion debate to the earliest term of pregnancy, still another battle is growing over "fetal rights"--whether a woman can be...

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