I will not pursue the issue further here, but will simply say that one claim does not necessarily lead to the other (78)--primarily because it is not clear that a fetus and prospective abortee is a person, morally and legally, in the same way that a future person (who will be born and live in the future) is.
The first is that it is not clear that the class of future persons I refer to as prospective children includes fetuses when they are considered as prospective abortees, because at that point they lack the necessary condition that they will exist in the future.
In order to arrive at a single set of positive responses for the teenage survey from which to compute mean scores, we have averaged, for items 1, 2, 3, 5a and 5b, the positive responses for the unmarried and the married abortee.
Table 1 Percent of positive responses to various reasons for abortion, for wives under 20 years of age from the 1970 NFS and for ever-married women 18-19 years of age from the 1971 teenage survey, by reason Reason (*) 1970 1971 teenage survey NFS (N = 274) (+) (N = 252) (+) Unmarried Married putative putative abortee abortee 1.
By the late 1960s, a woman seeking an illegal abortion might turn to the The Abortion Handbook for Responsible Women (1969), Abortees
Songbook (1969), or the underground abortion referral service "Jane" (est.
Most of the studies, both published and unpublished, describe the characteristics of abortees
such as age, parity, number of living children, family planning practices, level of education and socio-economic status.
Emotional distress following induced abortion: a study of its incidence and determinants among abortees
in Malmo, Sweden.
Thus, one could reasonably conclude that abortees
would not be denied salvation because of original sin.