Death before life: The legal status of cadaveric foetuses

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

The issue of how to dispose of aborted foetuses is a sensitive ethical and legal issue
which relates directly to the legal status of the foetus. An illustrative example of this
issue’s practical legal relevance is the Danish Council of Ethics’ recommendation
of March 3, 2011, in reply to the Municipality of Odense regarding the establishment
of a separate anonymous lawn for aborted foetuses at the town’s principal cemetery
in order to provide parents with a free and optional alternative to the current procedure.The aim of this article is to analyse death before life in Danish law and to offer
some general reflections on the legal status of cadaveric foetuses.
TitelNordic Health Law in a European Context : Welfare State Perspectives on Patients' Rights and Biomedicine
RedaktørerMette Hartlev, Elisabeth Rynning
Antal sider7
Publikationsdatookt. 2011
ISBN (Trykt)978-91-47-09748-7
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2011

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