A thought experiment to tease out religious attitudes to abortion

Thought experiments are very helpful in philosophy for clarifying first principles and making complex issues easier to comprehend, so in an effort to better understand why Eileen was 'pro-life', I thought I would try one. She could always tell me to bugger off, and go back to her plate of lamb, if she wanted to.

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/a-thought-experiment-to-tease-out-religious-attitudes-to-abortion-1.2754430