In April 2021, Jonathan Dudley and I had an article "Why the case against abortion is weak, ethically speaking" published in Salon. While the main goal of the article was to advocate for ethics education concerning abortion, the article presented an argument for the view that at least most abortions are not immoral and so should not be illegal or criminalized.
Elliott Crozat posted a brief response in May 2021 to our article, 'An Evaluation of "Why the case against abortion is weak, ethically speaking"' (reposted here, and perhaps other places) which I am finally going to respond to. To try to be more efficient for anyone reading this, I'm just going to comment "in text" on the original article, with my comments between *** and in purple. I do recommend anyone read his article in the original form before reading my commentary.
(If this is interesting to you, you may find this interesting also: A Response to Clinton Wilcox's "Nobis and Dudley Miss the Mark Completely on Defending Abortion")
If a body is not brain alive or is not brain birthed, then it is prima facie permissible to kill that body.
Sleeping people are, of course, "brain alive. ***