- death is at the point the brain stops working. life is at the point the brain starts working.
- the brain starts working at around the end of the first tri-mester.
- the fetus is a person for all intents and purposes at that point.
- abortion must balance out the human rights of the infant, the mother, and the father, as well as take into consideration the emotional needs and values of other interested parties.
A strong exemption exists in the case of rape because it is difficult, if at all possible, for any authority to determine the mother must exist with what might reasonably be considered a torturous circumstance. However... if clear and substantial evidence is shown that this is not the case, the normal balance must be determined.