Here’s a dilemma for those who support abortion.

Imagine that an IVF embryo was inserted into the wrong womb. The clinic notifies both parties. The biological mother wants the baby, but the gestational mother wants to abort the baby because it is not hers. What do you do?

Pro-choice logic dictates that the unborn become valuable and are deserving of protection when the mother wants the baby, but pro-choice logic also dictates that a woman’s right to bodily autonomy cannot be violated. If the gestational mother is forced to carry the baby to term, her right to bodily autonomy is violated. If the gestational mother is allowed to abort the baby to preserve her right to bodily autonomy, the right of the biological mother to determine the value of her offspring is violated. Which right claim trumps the other?

This isn’t so much an unanswerable moral dilemma as it is a test to see what pro-choice advocates believe to be the more important principle: bodily autonomy or the mother’s choice to keep her child. That said, genuine, natural rights should not conflict with one another. The fact that these two rights conflict shows that one or both are not natural rights. One, or both, is fictitious.