They say at this stage that it won't affect abortion rights- but look at the precedent. Why is a 20 week fetus treated as a being independent from another if it is killed accidentally (say a car crash) but not when it is killed on purpose (late term abortion)? What's the difference? If I can ask the question, so can others. Aldo agree with the points raised by @Jennaisme - this may well be one nasty can of worms. Looking at the US where they have similar laws- it's really scary!