A woman like everyone else has the right to self defense. If carrying the child to term will kill the woman, then of course the child should be removed if no other means exists to save the life of the mother or child. For example an ectopic pregnancy is a case where a mother can die from internal bleeding and the child may have to be removed, which most likely will result in the death of the child. If the child however is protected under Right to Life legislation, then if removal is necessary then all possible means to protect the survival of the child should be exercised once the child is extracted from the mother.
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