Another maternal death highlights ambiguous status of the unborn
When does an unborn attract personhood? Do criminal laws such as homicide or assault only apply to those "born alive" or does an unborn become a separate legal person from implantation or viability?
These are complex questions that are not solely related to abortion.
What about cloning and stem-cell research? What if a pregnant woman smokes, is a substance abuser or needs chemotherapy - all of which might harm the unborn?