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    trimester is not murder. We have deep disagreements as to whether an elective abortion in the third trimester (though it almost never happens) would be murder. There is no one "magic day" when everyone agrees that an unborn fetus gets some rights. This is a highly divisive issue in the abstract. That is why the USSC's decision in Roe v. Wade is so pragmatic and wise. It arbitrarily breaks abortion law down by trimester, and results in a compromise most of us think is wise. But while I support the decision, it's not as is I believe that the transitions between trimesters are magic days that really are demarcations from a biological perspective.

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