Should a fetus be a citizen? Why many pro-lifers say no.

If a fetus is a person, would it be a citizen too?

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  • Abortion rights in the United States might be in for a bit of a reduction.
  • Many of the debates around abortion center around what rights, if any, a fetus should have.
  • If a fetus is a person, the question of if it would be a citizen seems quickly comes to mind.
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