what the woman's thoughts are in making her decision are one thing. her reasons could really be anything. but there is no "overlap" when it comes to her "right" to choose to abort. that is a right which is rooted in her right to privacy, not self defense.<quoted text>
Yes, I've read it. It offers good analogies. You are stating medical self-defense is an either/or concept regarding life of mother (just as the author uses that concept as an analogy). I read the same thing and see it overlapping. Medical self-defense in determining abortion the right choice early on in unwanted/unhealthy pregnancy. In thinking things through making the determination, the woman's thoughts would likely include her health at the end of pregnancy as well throughout, beyond just thinking of delivery and a newborn.