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Does mum have less rights than unborn child?

Published 08/01/2016

One central aspect of the abortion debate has always been that equal rights are afforded to the mother and the unborn child.

There is, however, confusion lurking which concerns the rights a mother has when an unborn child is at risk or in danger of being born malformed.

This is potentially the most harrowing part of the birth process and not one to be visited on anybody, but circumstances can and do arise where it becomes part of the decision-making process.

What confuses me is what happens to the mother at risk from the child being born?

Does she become collateral damage?

And what happens to her rights as a human being?

Do they become subservient to the rights of the unborn child?

HUGH GILDEA

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