Table 1 Statements to assess the extent to which students’ views were influenced by various ethical arguments
Argument“My view on abortion is influenced by”
    Fetus is sentientA belief that the fetus can feel pleasure and pain
    Fetus is aliveThe fact that the fetus is alive
    Fetus is a potential personThe fact that the fetus will become an individual with the right to life
    Fetus is humanA belief that the fetus is valuable because it is a human being
    Fetus is not a personThe fact that the fetus has no sense of itself as a person
    Right to bodily integrityWomen’s rights to control their own body