Connecticut Court: Fetus is a Body Part

The Connecticut Supreme Court Wednesday ruled that a fetus is a "body part- like teeth, skin and hair - that is eventually shed. The decision has both sides of the abortion debate up in arms.

Anti-abortion groups applauded the court's protection of the fetus, but criticized the identification of a fetus as a body part.

The Chief Justice of the Court, in a separate opinion, wrote that a fetus may be entitled to legal protection.

"Any time I hear about giving rights to fetuses, I get concerned," said Elaine Werner, executive director of the Connecticut chapter of the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. "That's the slippery slope to eroding Roe vs. Wade."

An appeal is certain. You can read the opinion here.

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