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    or at least there are ways to cause the body trauma that will kill a fetus without giving the pregnant woman any severe or lasting injury.  It has been done.  It's probably very difficult to calculate, though, for someone who isn't a doctor.

    As to this argument:

    Some anti-choice people try to make the argument that if abortion is legal, then anybody should have the right to end someone else's pregnancy by killing a fetus if they want to.
    That is a perfectly reasonable argument to make if abortion is made legal on the grounds that a fetus is not a human life, unless one then makes the counter-argument that until a fetus becomes a human life it should be considered the mother's property.

    The bodily autonomy argument, of course, neatly annihilates both of those.

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