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The pregnant woman has not made the fetus more vulnerable than it would otherwise have been: absent her procreative actions, it wouldn’t have existed at all. Even if the fetus were a person, then, abortion would not be murder. More broadly, abortion isn’t a species of wrongful interference. This isn’t to say that abortion is thereby necessarily unproblematic. It is to argue, instead, that the crucial moral issue needs to be relocated to the question of what, if any, positive obligations pregnant women have to continue gestational assistance.

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