Which of the positions under Method II does each of the following statements exemplify?
a. Because this fetus has all the potential to develop the abilities of a person, it has all the rights of a person.
b. Only when a being can think and communicate does it have full moral status. Because a fetus does not have these abilities, it has neither moral rights nor claims.
c. If a fetus is a human being, then it has full moral status and rights.
d. Its capacity to feel pain gives a being full moral status. The fetus has this capacity beginning in the fifth or sixth month, and so abortion is not morally justifiable beyond that stage.
e. Early-term fetuses do not have as much moral significance as later-term fetuses because their potential is not as fully realized as it is later.

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