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Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. yet?

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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: This depends on when you believe life starts. Some say it is at conception when the egg and sperm join. Some say it is at about 24 weeks pregnant when the baby has a chance at surviving if it were born. Others say it is not until birth. This is a true ethical debate.

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