Let women decide
The building blocks of a fetus are its mother’s cells; all cell bodies’ DNA is maternal. The father’s sperm partly “shapes” the future child, but the fetus is 100 percent built and nourished by the mother. Only at the end of a pregnancy does a fetus have organized brain structures that may support primitive feelings.
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