ďAnd I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.Ē
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
As you said, if they only focused on the mother's life and saved her, they would have been in the same situation facing a malpractice suit for neglecting the foeti.
At what point does a doctor say that the mother's life is lost, and then cuts her up to get the babies out of the womb? Doctors shouldn't have the authority to make those medical decisions IMO, but if abortion is illegal and murder, and neglecting unborn life so that dies can result in charges, then the doctor will have to preform life saving measures just for the unborn life in these situations.
If a fetus was considered a person by law, in the pro life sense, a doctor would be pressured to preserve the unborn life and the female would have little say in critical health situations.
It's similar to what happened in Ireland, to avoid legal prosecution the doctors took care in making sure the unborn life was not interfered with, and the mothers request to abort or speed up the miscarriage was denied.
Women lose the ability to tell the doctor what measures should be used to save their own life and preserve their own health.
The whole anti-abortion movement is a sham -- it's really just more conservative pro-business, anti-women agitprop.
Uh...excuse me, but does anybody know who "Catholic Charities Organization" is...other than the owners of the chain of hospitals who just won the malpractice suit? Is there an owner relationship with the Catholic Church itself?