Whatever interrupts the pregnancy causes the death of the fetus.
It is only through changes in the mother's blood that the fetus can be influenced.
They may arise from the fetus, the mother, the father, or from violence.
It is never better that the fetus should be killed than that the mother should die.
If she refuses she is accountable for the death of the fetus.
Some bacteria do not get through to the fetus, but a few do get in.
If the fetus is alive and inviable this procedure will, of course, kill it.
The earlier in pregnancy the attack, the greater the danger to the fetus.
Moralists talk about the fetus as protected in the membranes.
The removal of the fetus here is not like an artificial abortion.