Review the Facts of Fetal Development on page 188 and 189 in our textbook. How does this understanding of fetal development inform your position on the moral status of the fetus and your views of abortion. What is the moral status of the fetus? How do you make the distinction between the pre-human and human, and the moral standing of the fetus at different phases of its development? When is a fetus worthy of our protection?

This assignment calls for an essay of at least 600 words. An entry receiving full credit will (1) provide evidence of an accurate knowledge of the subject, (2) offer a coherent and complete response to only one of the options below, (3) reach or exceed the minimum word length, (4) use standard college level English, and (5) answer each part of the question in the option selected.

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